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Title: Google Earth Pro drops $399 subscription, now available for free
Source: [None]
URL Source: http://www.slashgear.com/google-ear ... w-available-for-free-31366926/
Published: Feb 1, 2015
Author: Adam Westlake
Post Date: 2015-02-01 00:41:49 by A K A Stone
Keywords: None
Views: 1314
Comments: 6

Google has recently revealed that it is dropping the paid subscription from Google Earth Pro, a more robust version of its Google Earth software. The Pro service will now be available for free, previously costing $399 per year. While the standard version of Google Earth has often been more than enough for casual map and globe users, the Pro version has seen use among professionals from scientists to businesses, who have been able to take advantage of advanced features previously not available for free.

Among the main differences between Google Earth and its Pro sibling are high-resolution imagery and automated geographic location. Pro allows users to print high-res photos, but standard limits printing images to screen resolution. Similarly, Google Earth Pro has the ability to use Super Image Overlays, based on imported image files that are above the max texture size, while the free version limits image files to that max texture size. Also, geographic information system images have to be geo-located manually with Google Earth, but Pro will do so automatically.

The imagery found in Google Earth is the same between the two versions, however Pro has features such as animated movie creation and area measurements that are targeted for businesses. In addition, Google Earth Pro gives access to multi-point mapping, and data layers for demographics and traffic. An example of some of the demographic data available for each U.S. state includes age, current year income, and education.

For those interested in getting started with Google Earth Pro, the software must be downloaded first, then users must request a key to register, which is no longer subscription based. Existing users will have no changes to their accounts, as their currents keys should continue without expiration.

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#1. To: A K A Stone (#0)

There is a horrid junkyard in the city I live in that the authorities won't shut down and get cleaned up. A guy like Fred Sanford has stored 20 vehicles, boats, trucks on the property and its a real eyesore and probably a Superfund cleanup site. The current Google earth photos clearly show the mess but the enhanced Google Earth Pro high Res photos may shame the rotten city government into doing something about what their own city codes prohibit. The cops suck---they won't do anything about it.

TEA Party Reveler  posted on  2015-02-01   0:56:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: TEA Party Reveler (#1)

he imagery found in Google Earth is the same between the two versions, however Pro has features such as

A K A Stone  posted on  2015-02-01   0:57:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: A K A Stone (#0)

Also, geographic information system images have to be geo-located manually with Google Earth, but Pro will do so automatically.

Interesting feature. Doing sat maps is trivial. Even creating your own custom overlays for Google Maps isn't hard. I've done these already with little effort.

It's finding the place you want using an unambiguous universal name or designation that is hard. It's known as geocoding. This is a topic I've researched at some length recently.

Some recent fun reads of mine on geolocation:

Wikipedia's Geohack: GeoHack - Dighton Rock (was referenced in a post a few days back here at LF)

A really interesting one is GeoNames.org. You can download a full database with lat/long coordinates and info about countries/regions/states/counties/towns and more. It can be integrated directly into a mySQL database, which is LF's database. And there is a Perl module you can install and just use Geonames.org's data without having to host it at all.

Tooconservative  posted on  2015-02-01   8:19:46 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: A K A Stone (#0)

Finally, Google Earth Pro is free. I've been using the standard version. Wonder what the catch is in all this suddenly "free" download.

goldilucky  posted on  2015-02-01   21:53:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: A K A Stone (#0)

Interesting news.

"The biggest mistake that libertarians make is the way they view government and private sectors. Government is the root of all evil, and the private sector is the source of all good. Libertarians have never figured out that people are the same whether in the government or in the private sector." --Paul Craig Roberts

Palmdale  posted on  2015-02-01   21:58:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: goldilucky, A K A Stone (#4)

From Google's website, clarifying the differences between Standard and Pro:

Google Earth Pro compared to Google Earth

The chart below outlines the basic differences between Google Earth and Google Earth Pro.

FeaturesGoogle EarthGoogle Earth Pro
Print resolution1000 pixels4800 pixels
Import GIS data ESRI .shp, MapInfo .tab
Import addresses in bulkManually Geo-locate each addressAutomatically Geo-locate up to 2500 at a time
Import large image fileslimited to texture sizeSuper Image Overlays
Supplemental Layers Demographics, Parcels, Traffic Counts
Create premium movies for export HD 1920x1080
Measurement toolsLine, PathLine, Path, Polygon, Circle, 3D Path, 3D Polygon

Check out this video to learn more about the features that are available exclusively in Google Earth Pro:

Tooconservative  posted on  2015-02-03   9:08:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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