GoogleEarth Miyuki Akasaka HTM304 3/1/07 IS Presentation
What is GoogleEarth? • Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
How do you use it? • Just type in an address, press Search, and you’ll zoom right in. You can find your home. • Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions. • Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings. • Save and share your searches and favorites
For Business Purposes….1. Commercial Real Estate • Evaluate sites using the built in Google search for competitor locations and existing sites. • Take clients and colleagues on aerial tours of any property
2. Residential Real Estate • Market properties • Give buyers dramatic fly-through tours of your properties' neighborhoods, showing everything from retail to transportation. • Find homes • You can fly through your market area, identify homes from the MLS, and check criteria like schools and shopping. • Prospect for new customers • Which potential buyers are ready to trade up? Now you can prospect from the air, saving valuable time in your car
3. Insurance • Is a multi-unit residential building near an earthquake fault? • Is a commercial development located on a flood plain?
4. Media • Google Earth gives the media critical tools for understanding and relating the story in real time. (For example) -Google Earth solutions to show satellite imagery of Baghdad on air -Google Earth received national attention during the Iraq war when CNN and other broadcast media utilized
Other Businesses are… • Architecture and Engineering • State and Local • Defense and Intelligence • Federal/NGO • Homeland Security
Limitation of Google Earth • The picture is not the newest • Microsoft is trying to compete