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Google Earth Pro review by barbara f.
Barbara Fernandez
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"That´s gre"

What do you like best?

It is an impressive application, without a doubt it is the best world atlas I have seen, the most requested maps updated, it is very up-to-date, to others, it should be noted that it has many tools such as thumbtacks, which allows us to save a precise location , I would also like to highlight other functions, such as seeing the weather at that moment, we can also see images of other users, which helps a lot when it comes to getting an idea of ​​the site we are observing, we can also highlight between the tools the figures in three dimensions, without a doubt impressive, a very good resolution, for the amount of information that they process to the day

What do you dislike?

It can be said that the maps least consulted, are not updated normally, but I see some maps with more than ten years old, which does not allow to get a real idea of ​​the chosen area

Recommendations to others considering the product

A free atlas with impressive quality

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We solve the issue of commercial routes, which benefits us in saving our staff time

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Google Earth Pro review by Antonio H.
Antonio Hurtado
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"I love it"

What do you like best?

I love this application, because it allows me to see other cities that I probably do not have the possibility to visit in the future, but at the same time it allows me to create routes which are necessary for the clients, so that the commercials would not lose any time at the time. to visit them, to sell our products, it should be noted that I love the figures in three dimensions, which gives a charm to the maps, and the possibility of viewing images of the desired area taken by other users

What do you dislike?

I dislike maybe some areas are outdated, since there are maps that have not been updated for more than ten years, although I can not see it, I can get an idea of ​​how it is today

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very useful application for anyone who requires a map

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Comercialmente hablando nos soluciona el problema de mandar a nuestros comerciales sin informacion de la ruta, lo cual haria que se perdieran, y de esta manera podemos darle referencias, a demas de beneficiarnos economicamente

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Google Earth Pro review by dolores g.
Dolores Gomez Reclutadora de personal
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"Muy buena"

What do you like best?

Puedo decir sin temor a equivocarme que lo que mas me gusta de esta aplicacion, son sus mapas en tres dimensiones, pero tiene mil y una funciones mas, como pueda ser la de trazar una ruta, marcar una zona concreta, etiquetar algo o una direccion, superponer algun otro mapa u imagen a la que tenemos actualmente, tambien cabe destacar que tiene un gran soporte tecnico, para ser una aplicacion gratuita

What do you dislike?

Lo que me disgusta de esta aplicacion es que hay zonas en las que no disponemos de las imagenes en tres dimensiones, o que el mapa esta obsoleto como puedan ser en algunos pueblos, alejados de la ciudad

Recommendations to others considering the product

Se puede recomendar sin problemas este programa, es sencillo y facil de usar, tiene dinamismo, y tambien nos permite ver zonas que sean inaccesibles a pie

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Solvento la mayoria de problemas a la hora de organizar viajes de empresa para asesorar a nuestros clientes en sus propios negocios

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Google Earth Pro review by Andrew S.
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"Google Earth Pro Useful for Roadway Engineering"

What do you like best?

I personally like the ease of use of Google Earth Pro and the fact that it can be easily downloaded for anyone to use (consultants, contractors, and clients alike).

What do you dislike?

If there is anything I dislike about Google Earth Pro is the fact that sometimes it gets 'glitchy' and zooms me into a pitch black screen sometimes when exiting street view. However, every software is bound to have some sort of glitch, and this is a small inconvenience compared to large benefits.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My understanding is that anyone can download Google Earth Pro for free (note, I am not the one who purchases software for my company so I do not know for sure), so that being considered I would think there is no reason NOT to have it on your computer if you work on any type of highway or other civil projects. If you are a user of Civil3d, know that you can access Bing imagery from Civil3D itself which is useful, but I honestly prefer the imagery from Google Earth Pro and believe that you can get higher resolution with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google Earth Pro provides great imagery to use in high level exhibits or proposals and above all else is extremely beneficial to me as a roadway designer because it allows me to virtually visit (via street view) nearly any project I am working on without always having to physically be there (of course, taking into account how recent the imagery is). It is also useful for estimating areas which comes in handy quite often. Lastly, I have exported files from Civil3D to be imported into this software for clients and other coworkers to see project linework, stationing, and limits.

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Google Earth Pro review by Miguel P.
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"Take a look at the extraordinary geospatial images with google earth pro"

What do you like best?

The most novel thing is that it has help to geolocate information automatically. In addition, it allows you to import images of all types of resolutions to accommodate your own images, even exceeding their resolution. Something that was impossible in Google Earth. It also presents options to create all kinds of maps and add user's own layers to accommodate the images to the information that is to be presented.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it gets very slow and it gets stuck.

 in some cases the streets and roads are not the same.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend that you use Google Earth Pro, which is a tool for designing and editing maps and photographs. It is an excellent professional application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google Earth Pro helps to improve the relationship with customers, thanks to the use of an image with great detail to insert your design of a building at a specific point, enabling the realization of plans and images for reports. Something that can also be carried out outside urban areas, designing all kinds of routes, buildings, plans or any idea about the high resolution images of Google Earth Pro.

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Google Earth Pro review by John O.
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"New photo layer and the loss of the Panoramio Layer"

What do you like best?

What used to be one of the most useful aspects of Google Earth was the Panoramio Photo Layer. This imagery, provided freely by thousands of contibuters from all over the world, became a vital tool for science, environmental research and monitoring, anthropology, expedition planning and holidy planning, to mention just a few. The Panoramio Photo Layer was a fantastic archive of imagery, constisting of millions of photographs showing all aspects of life and topography from every corner of the world, many geotagged and and many accurately placed by the photographer. A few were misplaced but were so close that it didn't really cause many problems.

What do you dislike?

The wilful removal of the Panoramio Photo Layer is akin to book burning or the distruction of historic sites by terrorists in the Middle East. It a sad and ill judged act of vandalism.

The new photo layer is an extremely poor replacement for an amoazing archive. It is now purely an advertising medium, aimed at people visiting cities and tourist attractions. The icons are too big and the zoom feature of showing the icons means that the overal earth image is lost while trying t find the icons.

All images being pinned to pre-defined POIs is plainly ridiculous and impractical.

The loss of the Panoramio Photo Layer has rendered Google Earth almost useless, apart from viewing satellite imagery and that can be done with many other mapping tools, such as Bing Maps.

A total disaster for Google Earth, I am currently a user of Google Earth but only in the hope that the Panoramio Layer will be reistated. If it isn't, then I will not be using Google Earth any longer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Without reinstating the Panoramio Photo Layer, I can no longer recommend Google Earth.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Expedition planning, Environmental/Geographical Education

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Google Earth Pro review by Marshall B.
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"Google Earth Pro - Great for Real Estate"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of navigation with the mouse within Google Earth Pro. "Driving" is intuitive, and the user interface makes it easy enough for anyone to understand how to use it.

What do you dislike?

Some of the toggles (prevent auto tilt, turning off certain views, etc) are somewhat hidden, so if there was an easier menu to turn things off that are somewhat nuanced, that would help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Google has the most imagery of any other software, so to use another software would be handicapping your business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very easy to zoom to other markets and evaluate them from a remote location, and I also use Google Earth Pro on my iPad when I am with clients. I am able to solve questions as they arise regarding what business surround an intersection, and how visibility to a building may be from a road (via the Street View). Benefits are great due to being able to identify property from a birds-eye view, and then zoom into the street level to show a client what type of property they are looking at.

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Google Earth Pro review by Julio A R.
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"La mejor manera de ubicar las zonas de interés"

What do you like best?

Me gustan muchos aspectos del Google Earth Pro como la visualización de las líneas de división, topografía y edificaciones, tambien es muy bueno para ubicar los sitios que nos interesan como áreas de riesgo por inundaciones, zonas de vulnerabilidad por deslizamientos, zonas de riesgo por almacenamiento de combustible y localización de hospitales, estos aspectos son importantes para visualizar en una superficie como una alcaldía o estado. Adicionalmente, se debe considerar las distancias entre rios y servicios para telecomunicaciones, sistemas contra incendios y costas y las distancias que estas tienen entre sí.

What do you dislike?

Una de las cosas que no me gustan es que se puede cargar fotos y la visualización de la superficie de la tierra con un ángulo diferente al ortogonal. en cuanto a las fotos, a veces tiene una diferencia entre la foto y la ubicación y el que cargue las fotos de una zona específica, por ejemplo morrocoy no permite que la computadora desarrolle bien el programa. En segundo punto, la superficie se distorsiona al cambiar el ángulo desde 90 grados a otro angulo diferente, pudiendo ver el terreno de forma oblicua.

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El uso de Google Earth Pro es una herramienta poderosa debido a que puede ayudarnos a nosotros como ingenieros civiles a visualizar una superficie y estimar lo que puede ser construido en ella, determinar la distancia en que puede estar a salvo de una inundación y cercano a un servicio de salud.

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Se resolvieron dos problemas, siendo el primer problema se midió los cambios en el retroceso de la línea de costa debida a la construcción de espigones, midiendo la línea de costa en el 2009 comparandola a los años anteriores que existen como base de datos en el Hatillo, Estado Anzoátegui,

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Google Earth Pro review by Yemsi P.
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"Excelente Herramienta Online para la Geolocalización"

What do you like best?

Me encanta Google Earth Pro, siempre lo utilizo para ubicar lugares, crear Kml y ver las imágenes de satélite Landsat y Quickbird que están bajo su plataforma de visualización. Es una herramienta muy útil no sólo para los amantes de la cartografía y la geolocalización, sino también para todas aquellas personas curiosas de conocer ubicaciones y direcciones de los lugares en el planeta tierra.

What do you dislike?

Esta plataforma online me gusta mucho. Creo que lo única observación que tengo es que me gustaría poder agregar mas cantidad de atributos a los kml generados dentro de Google Earth Pro

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo Google Earth Pro a todas la personas que deseen ubicar cualquier elemento en el planeta tierra, es una plataforma sencilla de usar y posee maravillosa ventajas para vincularse con los software SIG

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El google Earth Pro permite crear capas kml y kmz georeferenciadas de geometría de polígonos, polilíneas y puntos, además de vincularlas con software SIG. Esas características del programa me han ayudado mucho a resolver problemas como verificar capas shape proveniente de software SIG para saber si están bien geo localizada y ver usos de la tierra entre otras ventajas

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Google Earth Pro review by Terri D.
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"Great for Classroom VIrtual Trips"

What do you like best?

I love that when I "fly" my classroom to a different place in the world, they can see how much of the globe we are traveling.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can be a bit slow to work through pixelation into a clear view when we "land" in a new place.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Test it out, especially the destination you want to see, before presenting it to a group. Especially if you would like to zoom in on something specific, it is good to know how close you can get before you begin to lose some definition in the picture. (Plant life can begin to look like claymation if you get too close, but that is just part of life when dealing with this type of software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Field trips are becoming increasingly costly, even when they are local. I also sometimes face issues with parents not wanting their children to travel on a school bus. Using Google Earth gives my students the sense that we are traveling, that we can "go" to exotic places, and that there are places and things outside their small world that they should be curious about.

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Google Earth Pro review by Ruiqing (Ray) P.
Engineer - Kiewit Energy Canada
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"Google Earth Pro - Great for seeing terrain without a site visit"

What do you like best?

The smoothness and ease of use of the product allows for easy visualization of terrain/obstacles/challenges that might be faced on sites. The ability to lay 2d images based on GPS coordinates is an amazing feature that greatly helps visualizing where construction can take place.

What do you dislike?

It's easy to get sidetracked from task at hand as there is such a wealth of information, it become very easy to just look up side curiosities instead of concentrating on what you need to do at the moment.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great tool for visualizing terrain without the need of physically visiting the area.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google Earth Pro allows for understanding terrain that might not be noticeable on drawings without having to plan a costly trip for a large group. It also allows for better visualizations of where construction can happen as you are able to place drawings onto the terrain in the program. Only 1 person needs to go to a site visit and they are then able to use Google Earth Pro to visually demonstrate/confirm the data that is shown allowing for a clearer understanding for those that are in the home office.

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Google Earth Pro review by Jonathan Y.
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"So much you can do"

What do you like best?

I really like that you can gain perspective of where you live or work or places you might go. I also like using the measure function and find out how big a building is or what distance you may have traveled. I also like "exploring" new places or looking up locations that I read about to gain more global awareness.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes, it takes a while to load the image to optimal clarity when zooming in. Also, after you zoom in to a certain distance, the images start getting blurry. I know that is because of the ability of the cameras, but I'd still like to see more detail. I can take a little while to get used to navigating around on the maps. The globe tends to rotate also as you are trying to fly from one location to another.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You will want to make sure you have a good internet connection. I would highly recommend exploring and playing around with it. There is an online only based google earth, but it does not have as many options or tools as google earth pro.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my classroom, I have been able to use Google Earth to show my students details about trips. I have also been able to show historical and geographical significance as background for music we are performing. I have also used it to look up addresses so I know exactly where I am going and how it will look when I get there.

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Google Earth Pro review by Nick L.
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"This tool has literally changed the way the real estate industry works"

What do you like best?

The aerial and street view imagery. This has become such an integral part of our everyday lives that perhaps we fail to take the time to actually acknowledge what an incredible tool this actually is?

Additionally, the feature in the Pro version where you can see the measurements and internal area of polygons is a superb tool when trying to estimate the extent or built size of land or buildings.

What do you dislike?

Moving markers out of folders one at a time can be very time-consuming. You should be able to select and move multiple items at once.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I don't know of any other free alternatives to this product with nearly as many features and ease of use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool allows us to view assets all over our market without having to physically visit them - as an initial point of review, this saves enormous amounts of time.

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Google Earth Pro review by Wenseslao M.
Wenceslao Martini Jefe de Equipo
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"I like it"

What do you like best?

I like above all the ease with which we can draw a route, or have access to a specific place on a map, we can also send comments to other users, we can also have access to a map at street level, so we see all the establishments that exist with google street view, we can also see the layers of the land, see areas on old maps or we can also have recent pictures of places of interest, we can even create a route to travel

What do you dislike?

It can be said that what I dislike about this software is that it has some obsolete maps of more than 10 years ago, as it could be in my region of Spain a place already developed

Recommendations to others considering the product

A recommended application for anyone who needs to travel or see a route

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Normally in our company when going to visit clients from time to time, we need a map and google earth pro, it helps us to see which route is the most appropriate to avoid wasting time, it benefits us enormously when it comes to not having to go more than once visit

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Google Earth Pro review by ronald s.
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"The best gallery of satellite images at your fingertips."

What do you like best?

This program has the best and most up-to-date satellite image gallery, with which you can work, study, plan and even enjoy beautiful scenes even in 3D.

What do you dislike?

What I do not like about this program is that almost all the images (those of high resolution), are located in areas of cities and should be the entire world map.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a very simple and easy to use program, it allows you to locate places, select areas, establish meeting points, routes, make routes, among many other things; and you can download it and install it anywhere.

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Google Earth is a very practical tool with very updated satellite images and has helped me a lot to locate places and extract coordinates, as well as add vector information and be able to save them as personalized maps.

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Google Earth Pro review by alvaro r.
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"Simple y facil"

What do you like best?

Me encanta que tenga diversas etiquetas y su mayoria de contenido en 3D, tambien que se tenga acceso al clima, o la galeria de fotos de un lugar especifico, nos muestra fronteras y lugares de interes en un mapa, y oceanos, tiene objetos en 3D muy logrados, y con bastantes posibilidades en un futuro

What do you dislike?

Lo que no me agrada del todo, es que las figuras en 3D no estan del todo nitidas, osea, si las ampliamos no disponemos de una nitidez clara, como podria ser llendo para el sitio o en fotografias

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo esta aplicacion porque es la mas completa, a parte te permite etiquetar tus propios sitios de interes

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En nuestra empresa es una aplicacion basica porque necesitamos movernos por todo el territorio nacional para visitar a nuestros clientes y nos ayuda a encontrar sus domicilios o negocios, nos beneficiamos continuamente de estos puntos fuertes que tiene la aplicacion

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Google Earth Pro review by lara a.
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"Un mapa a tener en cuenta"

What do you like best?

En nuestra empresa, solemos esconder paquetes regalos con coordenadas gps, las de google earth, son las mas precisas y por ello, para dar vida a nuestros clientes y a nuestros trabajadores, podemos usar esta maravillosa aplicacion para jugar con ellos, muy completa con sus edificios en 3D, y muy actualizada

What do you dislike?

No me gusta que todo el mapa en si no esta actualizado, pero por lo demas, se puede decir que es una aplicacion de diez, pero podrian mejorar la visualizacion de los edificios en 3D con un poquito mas de precision en vez de una imagen borrosa

Recommendations to others considering the product

Una aplicacion muy a tener en cuenta si necesitas trabajar online mostrando lugares geograficos, o para encontrar algun edificio importante, facil de utilizar y muy economica, al alcance de todos los bolsillos, es la mejor aplicacion con muestras de edificio en 3D que hay en el mercado

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Como dije anteriormente, realizamos gymcanas y podemos organizarlas escondiendo objetos o pistas con unas coordenadas gps, y esta aplicacion tiene las mas precisas del mercado, nos ayuda en parte a crear rutas de reparto para nuestros trabajadores, y rutas para encontrar a los repartidores para nuestros clientes

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Google Earth Pro review by Ujay K.
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"Great product, much more intensive than maps, and provides a nice UI for easy use."

What do you like best?

I found it very useful to get elevations charted out, while saving routes in the program for reference later. Very good for preliminary calculations for pipeline applications.

What do you dislike?

It can get a bit hard to control the movement of the earth when you zoom out. Otherwise its a pretty powerful product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to get familiar with all features prior to using this for work. There is a lot of tools that can be used that aren't typically provided in Google Maps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Elevations and charted distances allow me to determine pipeline mapping as part of my engineering work. Saving these instead of having to use google maps allows me to return to my work. It's useful and powerful to have something free and available for use.

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Google Earth Pro review by Adam M.
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"Unbelievably powerful Free mapping solution"

What do you like best?

There are many great things about Google Earth Pro - it's free! You can create a really impressive looking video of any route big or small anywhere in the world. You can explore our amazing planet and even see how it has changed over the decades all from the comfort of your home.

What do you dislike?

It's not so much a dislike, as the range of things you can do for free with this app is breathtaking, but the graphical tools aren't very user-friendly. Unless I'm doing it wrong, you can't easily add a shaded polygon to a location or easily change the characteristics of single polygons from an imported file.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dive in and play. It's fairly intuitive and you can be travelling around the world before you know it. For more complicated tasks like plotting waypoints etc there are plenty of 3rd party websites which can create the necessary files for you to import into GEP - most are fairly easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We often need to plot a map of venues that we've recruited across the UK and occasionally demonstrate their proximity to another list of venues, e.g. within a radius of 10 miles. We can overlay additional detail readily downloaded from other resources to show postcode districts, population density and then export the resulting map with a legend, embedded html logo, map overlays and a scale. Pretty awesome for our needs basically.

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Google Earth Pro review by Federico R.
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"Google Earth Pro - Review June 1 2018"

What do you like best?

It is Free so no buts on return on investment

Easy to use for simple tasks.

Impressive views for business or just to admire the world

It has great Measurement Accuracy on buildings and land.

3D View of Buildings and cities it is impressive, gives yo a very realistic impression of sites and buildings as if you were there.

Flying Mode.

Response speed

Sceneries and uploaded pictures

Capacity of autoupdate images

Space view.

Easy to Travel around the world.

Geolocation accuracy

Address geocoding and identification. Extremely good at this. Even check on this to predict right address before checking with County CAD files or other mapping software.

What do you dislike?

It Crashes easily.

Limited things to do

Does not have an Data on the maps. You have to buy or import yourself

Not many add on designs

Not many pre programed tools to develop information on the map

Recommendations to others considering the product

This map tool has no data. Good tool for mapping purposes, but you have to import or buy any additional information you want to show on the map ( i.e. demographics)

No straight tools to design driving distances or territories without coding. there are other mapping applications that include all this but they are expensive.

There is not much human support. Every issue or question you have to rely on browsing the net and sometimes the responses are extremely technical.

But since the price is Free, there is no buts to the return on investment.

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Better picture quality than Google earth

Measurements

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Google Earth Pro review by Trung H.
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"Full featured 2d/3d map viewer for free"

What do you like best?

The Google Earth we're all familiar with but with a few advanced tools (compared to it's browser based counterpart) with improved performance running in a native app rather than a web browser. The 3D mapping is incredibly helpful in evaluation a location and it's terrain ahead of time. The integration with google street view is invaluable, providing a real world look at a given location in addition to the topographical maps and accurate 3D rendering

What do you dislike?

Not a very useful program when there's not an internet connection available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use google earth frequently in conjunction with street view to location scout for my photography. Google Earth allows me to see the terrain as well as evaluate the light at a given time/date.

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Google Earth Pro review by Erin S.
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"Eyes in the Sky"

What do you like best?

I currently work for a roofing company, so we use this program a lot! It allows our estimators to preplan their visits, get an idea of the size of the property and potentially identify issues before ever walking on the property. Also, the new tour guide feature is pretty awesome.

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes hard to manipulate the map and the images are not always clear.

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For roofing contractors, this software is a great, free asset to assess your jobs/ appointments before ever stepping on the property.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to view the property prior to arriving at the appointment. We can identify potential issues as far as access, height, obvious roofing issues, etc.

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Google Earth Pro review by Kelly L.
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Higher Education
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"Excellent Tool Full of Information"

What do you like best?

I am able to view any location if I enter an address or zoom in wherever I want to in the map. I can look in 3D views, photos, satellite images etc. Image is also high quality. What is amazing that it is free! You can see around the world with Google Earth Pro! Also works on mac!

What do you dislike?

Some areas are not updated often. With how fast the infrastructure is changing, Google Earth Pro needs to keep up!

Sometimes application is very laggy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in a very large school campus and I can see how far a work site is from my office. Save us a lot of time.

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Google Earth Pro review by Karen Z.
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Environmental Services
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"Great as an Environmental Resource"

What do you like best?

The detail in the maps makes it really helpful to determine the general conditions of a site. Also, the historical imagery is really helpful. I really like that shapefiles can be created and shared on the program and can be exported to be used with GIS or AutoCAD systems.

What do you dislike?

Some times it takes too long to zoom into a location. Also, editing a pin location or text is difficult after you close out of the pin window.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It a helpful tool for site design and site assessments. Allows for an efficient way to create a map and can be be used with other systems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in the Environmental Consulting industry, so Google Earth Pro helps us with Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments as well as allows us to create shape files that can be used with our other programs.

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Google Earth Pro review by lisandro g.
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"marcar mis sitios fijos de visita para estadística "

What do you like best?

que consigo todas las direcciones , puedo marcar lugares de mis clientes, ubicación de las estaciones de distribución de shell para entrega de los productos.

What do you dislike?

no actualizan tan rápido los mapas y hay lugares que están nublados y no se pueden marcar las zonas con presicion.

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es muy util para grabar marcar zonas de visitas, clientes, antenas, bombas de gasolina, distribuidores, y luego sacar estadisticas y graficas con las coordenadas y entregar reportes precisos a la junta directiva de los logros con sus ubicaciones.

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estadisticas con graficas basadas en los datos que tengo guardados o marcados en esta aplicacion, ya que puego dar coordenadas y todo

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Google Earth Pro review by David G.
Senior Property Manager
Real Estate
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"Great tool to help make sense of the world around you!"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of use for this tool. It has many great features such as the integration with Google Street View, measurement tools which are ideal to get the answers our guests are asking in terms of distances from the vacation rentals to bus stops, shops, the slopes etc. We would never be able to answer those questions precisely without a tool such as this. From our interaction with clients, it seems that a lot of them know about the product & are happy that we're using it to answer their questions. They trust our replies based on this information which is a good sign.

What do you dislike?

I wuold love for the aerial photos to be updated more often, the current one of my area is awful & dark!! We live in a ski resort & being able to show up the scenery in a clear way is very important for us & our clients. At the moment, we've got a great & clear summer view straddled with a dark & horrible one - all for the same area!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend using Google Earth Pro as it's an invaluable tool to better understand your surrounding area not to mention the help it can give to your customers when you try to explain things about your business environment. We work in tourism & understanding your area is all the more important!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Google Earth on a daily basis to give our clients precise information & answers to their question regarding distances to the shops, to the slopes, bus stops etc.

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Google Earth Pro review by Bobbilynne K.
Senior Project Manager
Environmental Services
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"Excellent Resource"

What do you like best?

ability to pull in .kml and .kmz files from various geospatial databases, ability to calculate area from polygons, and draw in circle/visualize elements that fall within a certain search radius, Street View

What do you dislike?

Sometimes have difficulty loading the program if I leave any layers turned on when closing out of the program--will freeze up and have to restart my computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

remember to move new layers from the "Temporary Places" folder into your main folder before closing out of the program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this daily. As a geologist, there are so many available layers that help us to evaluate geologic conditions and potential exposure pathways adjacent to sites we're working on.

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Google Earth Pro review by Chris C.
Architectural Intern
Architecture & Planning
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"Aging, but still a valid tool for mapping."

What do you like best?

Pro license is now free for everyone, which means you can get high quality image exports. Also, the ability to import KML files from private and government entities adds a lot of useful data to the map. The "historical imagery" feature is really cool as well, letting you go back in time to see all the earlier satellite images taken throughout the decades.

What do you dislike?

It's clearly aging in place, and hasn't been actively updated in quite a while. It seems like Google is focusing their efforts on Maps, adding many features to it that used to only exist in Earth. The user interface is aging, and could certainly welcome an update. Many of the drawing features, such as points, lines, and polygons are missing basic features such as copy/paste.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great to use with the features it offers right now, but you can't expect Google to be adding features to it, at least for the time being.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used to screenshot Google Maps in order to get satellite images to use on our drawing sets and other documents, but now we use Earth to export up to a 4K image, which looks really great on presentations.

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Google Earth Pro review by Kali A.
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"Great Program for "Exploring" the World"

What do you like best?

I believe this program is extremely helpful when planning a trip or traveling or business. This is the same as the free Google Earth program, but with so many more features and the ability to pull in different file types and formats. It makes observing different places so easy.

What do you dislike?

The program really could stand to be updated more frequently. While Google does a good job, some of the aerial photos as well as a few of the street views are aging.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google Earth solves costs of travel. It also saves time when visiting a new location. Instead of driving to a location, I can look up an address, spin around on my computer screen, and see what I need to see. Further, when I am traveling, it saves time as I can become familiar with the area prior to actually visiting.

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Google Earth Pro review by Andrew J. W.
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"Now I can really help out my customers better"

What do you like best?

I like that Google Earth provides many levels of data by year. I can look at an address and click on over 20 different views of the same address to see a timeline of what the location looked like over time. As I use Google Earth to design to scale, I can pull measurements and be very accurate without having to physically travel to the location to gather information.

What do you dislike?

I know this is something that may not be able to be fixed, but my clients always want the most up to date and accurate information of a specific address. Google Earth is quite accurate, but not real time. Some people think that I can see them in their actual kitchen, but Google Earth is not that good. The mobility within the computer program can be a little difficult. I am used to manipulating various design programs like SketchUp, AutoCAD, Google Maps, Bing Maps and Yahoo Maps - Google Earth seems to be a little different in navigating.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to look at homes or business from an aerial view, Google Earth Pro is the best option out there. I find sometimes a better program that can get event more detailed and more current images, TerraServer. TerraServer can be costly depending on what you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google Earth solves costs of travel. Instead of driving to a location, I can look up an address, spin around on my computer screen, iPad or iPhone and see what I need to see. I realized that I can see the most current satellite image along with many years of previous satellite images of the same location quickly and easily.

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"Google Earth is fantastic"

What do you like best?

I love using Google Earth Pro! It is free & has good visuals. You can view almost any location up close. I especially like the tour guides as I can view pictures from around the world. I would say this one of the best products that I like to use. The best thing about this product is that I can be anywhere I want at anytime.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything not to like about this software but it does need some updated maps. Some of the maps are old. I would have liked to be able to have some more tools. It would be easier if you could copy and paste a location into the directions field from your saved folder. I like using this tool when planning trips so I can check the area. Also, it has been running slow due to the graphics being in 3D.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a beneficial product as it is not only free but it helps if you need to view locations up close in 2d & 3d. I would recommend trying the mobile version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Google Earth allows me to plan trips & reviewing site locations for strategic planning. We have to utilize the site locations for freight claims processing and accounting. Being able to verify site locations and docks, has helped our business.

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Google Earth Pro review by John H.
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Architecture & Planning
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"Google Earth Pro and Architecture"

What do you like best?

Google Earth Pro has so many tools to use from the beginning of a project that make site planning a breeze. Figuring out site boundaries, acreages, square footages, and distances are key to making the start of a project accurate. This won't replace a true site survey, but for initial stages of schematic design, it's very beneficial.

What do you dislike?

There tends to be a lag occasionally when trying to find a location. the zoom in/out feature especially. (I haven't looked into it far enough to see if you can turn that on or off though.)

Recommendations to others considering the product

There really isn't a better Free software for what you get with GEP.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a great tool for project start-up when you don't have a full survey of a site. The best part is you have a true site background image to work from that you don't get from a survey.

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Google Earth Pro review by Benjamin E. J.
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Automotive
Small-Business
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"Global Mapping and Virtual Travel Assistant"

What do you like best?

I love using this for mapping out boundaries and routes. It's easily customizable and shareable. Aside from this, it's nice to see other contributors' local images and POI. I like that everything is manual, down to the smallest detail, which means that I don't have to fight with AI over a physical location vs an "address" location, which is sometimes far off the mark, or non-existent.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes I find it difficult to share/retrieve shares if the links are too long. I work around this by putting it through a link shortener or simply sending screenshots, depending on the level of detail required. Though I like to put a lot of detail in my work, sometimes I wish that there was a way to automate processes for which I use it, such as mapping out a custom route or area border.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is an exceptionally powerful tool, which is great considering that it's completely free. It is not an automatic tool, however. For my uses, routing and borders, everything is completely manual, which means I have 100% control over it. If you're a stickler for control and the finer points, the details, then Google Earth Pro seems like the best ticket.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doing volunteer work in Peru, I used Google Earth Pro to map out effective client contact and distributed territory management for effective coverage. Even now, back in the US, I can collaborate with my friends and colleagues still in the field, and any other, for that matter.

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Google Earth Pro review by Jason T.
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"Great from the start"

What do you like best?

Google Earth has always be the go to software for easy to use satelite imagery either in office or on the go. I can't emphasize enough that it is just that much easier to use than other software out there with amazing analysis and reviewing results.

What do you dislike?

Google seems to have some competition now that ESRI has come out with their own Arc Earth software. The one thing I loved about Google was the ease of navigation, but ESRI seems to have taken that a step further and bounced off the ideas of Google. I would like to see more support for newer technologies going into it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick analysis, Business or pleasure, Google Earth is always a pleasure to use. A definite benefit to using Google compared to other software is the update in imagery to keep up with current trends and events, which is a very important aspect to my current job.

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Google Earth Pro review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Ideal software for any level user"

What do you like best?

Google Earth Pro is easy to use! There is many different ways to search for your designated area you are looking for and its a great alternative to use when you don't have aerials provided by a surveyor. The layer management tools and abilities to import and export map information is really easy to use and reliable.

What do you dislike?

The resolution is not the best, and sometimes out of date depending on your area. This is understandable but it just means depending on your use, you may need to verify the aerial or information provided with another resource available. It would be great to be able to create quick exhibit maps within the google earth software

Recommendations to others considering the product

The sooner you pick it up, the more time you're going to save yourself. the Software is a use time saver! Please also note that I have never had an issue with Google Earth Pro, so I would not know the quality of support they have (which is also a huge benefit), which is why I've selected N/A.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better efficiency. Quick info look ups on a prospective project site, whether it is developed or undeveloped, or if there is existing utilities nearby, all are factors to consider when developing a site and getting that information quickly, rather than having to research through the local government or have to physically travel to the site itself is a great benefit to our company.

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Google Earth Pro review by Sara J.
Grade 6 Teacher
Education Management
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"Transportive software for imagining place"

What do you like best?

The "historical imagery" feature of Google Earth Pro provides a completely unprecedented opportunity for my students and I to look at patterns of human movement as a narrative. Where can recent population booms be seen by their impact on the Earth's surface? Where is topography changing due to human action? The ability to see years worth of physical change and evolution is incredibly powerful. It's also worth noting where images can't be focused in-- students make interesting conjectures about why satellites would not be able to image certain areas.

What do you dislike?

It's a bandwidth hog and runs much better on powerful Macs than it does on Chromebooks, even though it is a Google product. Its UE hasn't changed much in the seven years that I have been using it so it doesn't look as polished as other software in the GSuite.

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Explore resources and case studies within the teaching community to broaden your concept of how this tool can be used!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The usefulness, adaptability, customization, and user provided layer options have made many more expensive curriculum resources unnecessary or obsolete. I'm able to use some of my textbook budget to refresh hardware instead.

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Google Earth Pro review by Kathleen B.
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Commercial Real Estate
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"Great Product for Getting Images to Use as Base Layers on Maps"

What do you like best?

I love Google Earth Pro! I use it all the time when I create maps for our marketing materials (amenities maps, access maps, proximity maps). I put in the address and then zoom to the level I want the map of, then it is very easy to save a high quality jpeg image of it. The images are high quality and don't look blurry underneath everything I put on top of it. I used to just use google maps online, but there was no way to save a high quality image (I always just screenshotted what I had on my screen - terrible) but this is so much better!

What do you dislike?

There really isn't anything I dislike about this. It gets done exactly what I need and use it for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Highly recommended if you need satellite images of areas!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our under layers of our maps were oftentimes a screenshot of Google Maps, so the quality wasn't high. With this program, I am able to save high quality images of areas that I need a map of. It is a great program that is easy to use and gets me exactly what I need.

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Google Earth Pro review by samuel alejandro f.
freelancer programmer for web and mobile applications
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"amazing"

What do you like best?

really the experience of seeing in the world from the comfort of your home

What do you dislike?

that is very slow with internet connections a little slow since it does not load completely

Recommendations to others considering the product

can be started with this app to perform different tasks in different areas of work my recommendation is to try it a little with patience and get to get enough experience to use it according to your needs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

explore the place of the next work meetings in the industry

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Google Earth Pro review by Jason F.
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Construction
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"Construction staging and aerial mapping"

What do you like best?

The company I work for greatly depends on the software Google Earth Pro as we are a contracting firm that is continually improving on existing infrastructure. Google Earth Pro is very useful for projects alike where comments and pinpoints can be made directly on the software for reference. Google Earth Pro provides us with quick measurements to some degree of accuracy. For example counting and measuring existing traffic lanes to configure traffic staging on a project.

Google Earth Pro historical imagery is a great feature in order to attain more clear and precise aerials of the area you are interested in.

What do you dislike?

All in all a great software with very few components for dislike. Could use some more accuracy when using measure tool on streetview. Street view is also sometimes buggy and does not load properly. Street view appears flat and 3D components do not load at times.

At times when contacting support, seems to be very slow to get access to any type of support. Would recommend to have more technical support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Google Earth Pro serves so many functions and is the best at what it does.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The team is using Google Earth Pro to configure traffic staging of existing public traffic. We rely on Google Earth Pro to tabulate quick measurements on the road and to configure number of lanes. The software is very quick to load and provides clear images for our purposes.

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