Additional areas have been added to the 2016 holdings of the Google imagery for 90 qualified users. In the October issue of the GISette, we told you about a spring 2016 update for most of the State. Since then, we’ve renewed our license for areas where Google acquired new imagery, including summer for the Southeast and spring for the Cape and Islands. Occasionally, a portion of the imagery is not acceptable, resulting in gaps. That is the case with the “hole” in west Plymouth, shown in the below index map. For that area, 2015 imagery will appear.
Because MassGIS is licensing Google’s imagery, we cannot direct Google to acquire certain areas. We anticipate refreshing our license in different parts of the state as Google announces the availability of new imagery.