I am using the OpenLayers plugin in QGIS. I want to use the google satellite layer, but there is a cloud on the specific image.

Is it possible to load one of the older google satellite images?

Like loading the older satellite images on google earth.

  • 1
    No. But try Bing satellite.
    – underdark
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 8:31

1 Answer 1


No. As far as I know, the OpenLayers plugin emulates a web browser when downloading imagery tiles similar to googlemaps in a browser. Therefore, only imagery available in googlemaps are available for display in QGIS via openlayers plugin.

The historical imagery in Google Earth is different.

  • Hmmm, didn't think so. Thanks though
    – Corne
    Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 8:07

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.