FAQ: Is it possible to determine the date of an image from the World Imagery basemap?
Is it possible to determine the date of an image from the World Imagery basemap?
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.
In ArcMap, the Identify tool can be used to determine the date the satellite image was taken in the World Imagery basemap.
To view the date, click the desired area using the Identify tool. The date is displayed in the Identify window as seen in the image below.
To use this tool, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help topic: Identifying features.
For viewing the date of an image from the World Imagery basemap as well as its metadata in ArcGIS Pro, refer to the following document, How To: View the World Imagery basemap metadata in ArcGIS Pro.
- Data Appliance 6.4 for ArcGIS: World Imagery
- ArcGIS Blog: Learning more about the World Imagery basemap
Last Published: 8/1/2018
Article ID: 000012181
Software: ArcMap 10.6.1, 10.6