Google Earth Pro

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Get advanced business tools in addition to all the easy-to-use features and imagery of Google Earth.

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Google Earth Pro review by <span>John O.</span>
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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 <span>Marshall B.</span>
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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 <span>Julio A R.</span>
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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.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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.

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

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,

Google Earth Pro review by <span>Yemsi P.</span>
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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

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

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

Google Earth Pro review by <span>Jonathan Y.</span>
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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.

Google Earth Pro review by <span>Terri D.</span>
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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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