Forget about Google Maps – it’s years old and censored! You can use Sentinel-2 satellite images instead, brought to everybody by the European Copernicus programme for free. I was amazed by the variety and the stunning time series you can download from every single spot on the planet – fresh images almost every day, even radar and infrared. While I was working on a series of satellite data applications on behalf of the German Aerospace Centre, I have tested Code-DE, the German speaking data hub. It’s definitely worth a try.