Zillow Advice: Bugs & Suggestions - how often are the bird's view photos updated? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-often-are-the-bird%27s-view-photos-updated/318494/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate How often do people ask this ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-often-are-the-bird%27s-view-photos-updated/318494/ How often do people ask this exact same question????<br/><br/>The birds eye views come mostly from MicroSoft Virtual Earth, and Google Earth.&nbsp; The Commercial Satellites they use only go over a given property about once every 2 or 3 years.&nbsp; They archive all photos taken based on Longitude and Latitude coordinates.&nbsp; The Pentagon will not let them publish a date and time with the photos for national security reasons.&nbsp; If you move the center slightly and reload the page, you may get a different image.<br/><br/>If you want your own photo to display, you may take and upload your own photos.&nbsp; Anyone can upload any photos to any house on Zillow.&nbsp; The owner's chosen photo takes precedence for the lead photo.&nbsp; The bird's eye view only appears as a lead photo if no-one loaded a different photo.<br/><br/> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 07:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-often-are-the-bird%27s-view-photos-updated/318494/ 2010-01-26T07:23:00Z