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This article was published on August 3, 2010

Google Releases Reams Of New Data For Google Earth Pro

Google Releases Reams Of New Data For Google Earth Pro
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If you love Google Earth, you would love Google Earth Pro. It’s like the regular consumer edition, but turbocharged for the serious user. It’s expensive too, $399 for a license, so if you use it you probably really do need it.

Catering to these power customers Google is releasing huge amounts of new data into Google Earth Pro, making it more useful than ever before. The new information features:

  • Enhanced international coverage including Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, India, and China.
  • US coverage has been improved with new data for numerous urban sites.
  • This new imagery has parcel outlines, traffic counts, and demographic information built-in.

So who is all of this designed for? According to Google “civil engineers in El Paso can leverage the new imagery in addition to analyze traffic counts to determine the best location for a new stop sign.”

I just want to cruise around Chicago and see who owns the most land inside the Loop. If you already own Google Earth Pro, look for the new information. If you don’t, they do have a 7 day trial so you can play with it just for fun.