Google Earth Pro allowed us to quickly and inexpensively create 3D visualizations with accurate satellite imagery that ‘wowed’ our customers.
– Bryan Galusha, Senior Development Engineer, Coherent Navigation
Survey Remotely, Minimize Costs
Fly onsite from your office desk and use advanced measuring tools to calculate site area and slope. Integrated Streetview and historical imagery establish context and land-use impact.
Access Property Data
Utilize new data layers to acquire parcel number, construction type, and assessed value. Calculate setbacks, define zoning boundaries, and plan budgeting.
Build Visual Assets
Use Movie Maker and High-Res Image Save to create compelling proof-of-concept visualization for stakeholders. Import 3D models and iterate through schematic design, design development, and construction administration.
Enhanced Vector and Raster Data Import
Leverage the CSV batch import tool to map clients, projects, and supply chain waypoints. Import and style GIS data for complex visualizations. Overlay GeoTiff maps for corridor studies and proximity analysis.
This is the future of commercial real estate.
– Jay R. Lucas, CCIM/Site To Do Business
Survey the Site
Fly to properties and investigate site construction, slope, and vegetation using aerial imagery, advanced measurement tools, and the new elevation profile feature. Search for relevant businesses and community resources using Google’s unparalleled local listings to build a complete real estate profile.
Identify Target Markets
Uncover new markets using Google Earth Pro’s exclusive demographic data. Identify neighborhoods by age, income, education and more. Or, utilize the parcel layer to determine zoning, sale price, and floor area ratio.
Manage Risk, Minimize Costs
Google Earth Pro helps insurance underwriters evaluate properties without leaving the office, reducing costly site visits and accelerating the evaluation process. Fly directly to a property on your computer and calculate property size with the Area Measurement tool.
Promote the Property
Measure buildings in 3D and determine line-of-sight to landmarks and viewsheds to nearby parks, the ocean or the city skyline. Use Movie Maker to produce dramatic fly-throughs, highlighting points of interest, amenities, and services.
Identify Hazards and Key Underwriting Factors
Use historical imagery and Streetview to evaluate site and property features. Calculate slope elevation profiles and determine risk factors like nearby brush, steep hillsides, and seismic vulnerability. Use the circle tool to define risk proximity buffers and determine distances to electric lines, fire hydrants, and police stations.
We used to have to purchase reports for a lot of the information we can now obtain right within Google Earth Pro. The data layers are genuinely game-changing for us.
– Mike Campbell, Director of Information Technology, Eli Research, Inc.
Fly directly onsite and use Advanced Measuring Tools to locate pipelines, transmission lines, and other infrastructure without leaving your office.
Google Earth Pro is so easy to use that you’ll no longer need to staff dedicated geographers to create maps for decision makers and researchers. Make use of Data Import and Styling, High-Resolution Screenshots and Movie Maker to present compelling proof-of-concept visuals to clients and committees.
Import GIS data to map utility and transmission networks onto Google Earth Pro and see how they relate to ground features – clearer and more dynamic than schematic designs. US Data Layers give you access to critical Parcel and Demographic data that can help you plan new services.
Monitor & Respond
Display real-time data in Google Earth Pro allowing you to monitor power supply, pinpoint outage areas, and help call centers visually determine when customers will receive power or renewed service.
Establish Local Relevance
Fly anywhere in the world in seconds, covering breaking stories as they unfold. Gain critical local perspective and geographic context. Highlight story elements with Advanced Measuring Tools, batch import point locations, or overlay aerial photos from your news satellites.
Create Compelling Visualizations
Put on the director’s cap and create sweeping, cinematic flyovers with the Movie Maker tool. Print high-resolution aerials with relevant overlays to produce print media collateral.
Access Insightful Data
In-depth earth data including over 100 global cities in high resolution, the entire US/Canada/Europe road network, location-coded yellow pages listings for millions of businesses, plus key neighborhood features including hospitals, churches, airports and schools. What’s more, Earth Pro Data Layers add compelling heatmaps overlays and data layers, including U.S. Demographic, Parcel and Traffic data.
Leverage a Proven Industry Standard
Google Earth Pro received national attention during the Iraq war when CNN and other broadcast media utilized Google Earth Pro to show satellite imagery of Baghdad on air. Today Google Earth Pro is in use by broadcast and print media across the US and the world, from CNN to the New York Times.
Utilize Google Earth Pro as a public advocacy tool or attract new business to your district through visualizations of proposed retail centers or aerials of undeveloped space within a radius of populated residential areas. High Resolution screenshots and the Movie Maker tool make perfect marketing tools for Visitor Bureaus to promote a city.
Planning & Analysis
Import GIS data and Super Image Overlays to plan new infrastructure projects and identify underutilized properties. Use the Area Measurement or Polygon Drawing tools to outline a proposal for a city park or calculate the distance from a new school site to the nearest fire station. Use Google Earth Pro as an outreach tool to connect with your constituents and raise awareness about critical issues.
Zoning, Land Assessments & Appraisals
Conduct audits, easements and appraisals without leaving the office. Measure acreage and property boundaries to determine property taxes or resolve property disputes. Import government GIS data or use the Google Earth Pro only U.S. Parcel or Demographic data exclusively available within Google Earth Pro.
Emergency planners and first responders alike can quickly familiarize themselves with an area, be it remote and rural or densely urban. Quickly calculate distances and areas, chart paths and measure elevation profiles. Locate nearby resources such as fire stations, high schools and community centers.
Google Earth Pro enables us to increase our effectiveness and better serve the mine-affected communities where we work.
– Kurt Chesko, Vice President, The HALO Trust.
Free for eligible non-profits
Google Earth Pro can be an essential tool to raise awareness about your nonprofit's cause or improve day-to-day operations. Google Earth Pro is available at no cost to eligible non-profit organizations in several countries. Visit Google Earth Outreach for more information.
Importing GIS data and other large datasets
Import geospatial data for legislators, stakeholders and the public to understand your issue within minutes. Foster quick decision-making through the visualizations on your data.
Bring your cause to life
Often, areas where NGOs work are remote or difficult to access. Help people understand what is happening on location by creating scenic flyovers and narrated tours in Google Earth. Use Google Earth Pro to record tours as .mov, .wmv or .avi files with Movie Maker to help lead people through the areas affected.
Create poster-sized printouts for offline use
Communications directors and grassroots activists use high-resolution printing feature in Google Earth Pro to print out Google Earth images for hearings and poster sessions.
Import and geocode addresses of donors and volunteers, or map your targeted research areas before going into the field.