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FAQ: Is it possible to determine the date of an image from the World Imagery basemap?

Question

Is it possible to determine the date of an image from the World Imagery basemap?

Answer

Yes, it is possible to determine the date of an image (specifically, any region of the satellite imagery) in the Imagery basemap. The World Imagery basemap is a compilation of imagery sources for the world and it is comprised of datasets that cover both large and small areas.

The Identify tool can be used to determine the date the satellite image was taken in the World Imagery basemap.

The Identify tool on the Tools toolbar

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The date is displayed in the Identify window

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To use this tool, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help topic: Identifying features.

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