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I have a satellite image of only one part of some city with a lot of vegetation. I need to find out where is that image taken. I'm interested is there any way to find out where it is taken on Google Maps, Google Earth or something similar? It is .jpg image so I don't know how to start search.

Thank you.

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Does the image have any spatial reference or projection info tied to it (eg. a .prj file)? – artwork21 Dec 6 '11 at 19:24
No, nothing unfortunately. – againstflow Dec 6 '11 at 19:57
Google Image search turns up 5 alleged links, all on a German-language wireless technology forum. So it found the images but it's still unclear where the location is! – whuber Dec 6 '11 at 20:38
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You can try TinyEye, a reverse image search. It will take your image and find any instances of it existing elsewhere on the web. This probably isn't the best bet for most satellite imagery, but searching could yield something if you didn't source the image yourself.

Alternatively, you can trying viewing the image metadata, which may tell you something about the date/location of the image.

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Thank you, but it didn't help. I also tried search with Google by images but it didn't find anything. Is there some software which can search whole satellite imagery of the world by pixels or something? – againstflow Dec 6 '11 at 18:55
Do you know anything about the image you have? Where did it come from? Approximately when it was taken? What is the resolution? What country it was taken in? You'll need to provide more detail. – Radar Dec 6 '11 at 18:57
Horizontal resolution: 72dpi, vertical resolution: 72dpi. Bit depth: 24. I don't know anything else. So there's no any software? – againstflow Dec 6 '11 at 19:01
As far as I know there is no software available for searching massive amounts of archived satellite/aerial imagery. Where did you get the image from? Can you post it in your question? Maybe someone will recognize it. – Radar Dec 6 '11 at 19:07
I don't know anything. This is the image down. – againstflow Dec 6 '11 at 19:53

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