Technicians working on digital map databases can find their AOI in the Living Library to determine if recent imagery corrects or confirms reported errors in their own data sets.
Once notified of an error in their database, an online map developer can instantly access recently acquired Pléiades and SPOT (0.5m and 1.5m respectively) imagery of their AOI - no matter how small - from inside their mapping software environment to view and correct mistakes or inaccuracies related to the existence or location of new features.
The image shown here is a 0.5m Pléiades image, streamed from the Living Library showing construction in the San Francisco area. Image was acquired on April 8, 2019.
There is fierce competition among online mapping services to ensure their users' experiences are accurate and up to date.