Most people have probably used Google Earth, or at least Street View on the online maps.
But Google have a PRO version of Google Earth that extends the functionality and quality of the experience. It used to cost $399 for the PRO version .. not any more!
Additional features include:
- more advanced measuring tools (areas, heights, view sheds);
- printing with higher resolution aerial photography;
- import GIS data (bring in and overlay your CAD data!);
- create premium animations;
- map making tool.
Easy enough to get started you will need a Google Earth Pro Key – that is easy – apply here.
Once armed with your key – you will need the actual programme – download here.
Be sure to talk to us about using your spatial data in Google Earth .. we can save survey data straight to KML/Z files for use within Earth – so you can see your lease outlines in Earth, you can even link to documents like the PDF lease plan from within Earth, giving your documents a spatial index or context.
For an example on using Earth for spatial access to documents – check out a previous blog post titled “Using Google Earth on the Government Precinct Redevelopment project“.