From the aerial or satellite imagery in Google Earth you can rarely make out people. Sometimes you make out a person's outline, but often it's blurry -- resolution is not high enough.
However, if you enter 'Street View' in Google Earth or Google Maps you can see people. In fact, the resolution is so clear that the faces are purposely blurred for privacy reasons. Google uses advanced blurring algorithms to identify faces and blur just the faces (as well as license plates) in the photograph to prevent identification.
People can see where you live...
Google Maps does not provide the historical imagery view feature that is available in Google Earth. To see past imagery you must use Google Earth. See related details in link below.
The search is over. Google Street View cameras have mapped a minuscule patch of land in Antarctica that is inhabited by penguins, and this imagery is now available on Google Maps (and Google Earth) for all to explore. See related links below.
Google Maps is a website you visit in your web browser. There is no software to download like you do for Google Earth. Both Google Maps and Google Earth are free to use. See URL in related links below.
The current version and several previous versions (including v6.2) of both Google Earth and Google Earth Pro for Windows and Mac can be downloaded from Google Earth's direct download site.https://support.google.com/earth/answer/168344?hl=en
People can see where you live...
You can only see yourself in Google Earth if you were in a photo that they took. If you where, then you can see it in any version.
First you download Google Earth from google's web site. You can start by entering an address (or just a city name) in the fly-to-search panel and see Google Earth zoom to that location. Next check out the Google Earth user's guide (which includes video tutorials) and see what else Google Earth can do. See related links below.
no you can't pictures are taken of google earth so you can't do that
The satellite and aerial imagery seen in Google Earth and Google Maps are from such a high altitude that you can see cars but people are too small to see clearly. However, Google's Street View imagery does allow you to see people and Google uses automatic blurring techniques on faces to prevent identification. Just enable the street view mode on any major city, and you'll see people.
You can start by entering an address (or just a city name) in the fly-to search panel and see Google Earth zoom to that location. Next check out the Google Earth user's guide (which includes video tutorials) and see what else Google Earth can do.
Google blurs people's faces and licenses plates in the imagery you can see in Google Earth and Google Maps. These steps help to protect the privacy and anonymity of individuals when images are collected. Google also has a self-reporting process for users to request further blurring if they or someone is else is recognizable.
Quite a lot. Check Google Earth and see for yourself.
The Google Earth plugin is free. It can be downloaded with the free version of Google Earth (they're bundled together) or by itself from Google's website (see link below).UPDATE: Google Earth Plugin has been deprecated as of December 12th, 2014.
Google maps or google earth
Google Earth 5 is available for the Mac. (See links below)