If you want to feel the globe at your finger tips, Google Earth is simply the best way to do it. It can be thought of as a virtual globe. It is a geographical program which maps locations of the earth by superposition of images from aerial photography and satellite imagery. It was introduced in 2004 by Keyhole Inc. with the name of EarthViewer 3D. This company was funded by the Central Intelligence Agency and was later purchased by Google in 2004. This product was initially available in three different packages, but later,one package was discontinued. The two versions of Google Earth are:
- Google Earth (Free version)
- Google Earth Pro (Paid version)
Google Earth Pro 6.1
This professional version of Google Earth was built exclusively for business oriented activities. It has an annual subscription fee which is fixed at $399 and comes with many more features than the free version. This is simple software, but at the same time, is one of the most valued in business circles, and professionals use this tool to make quick geographical location dependent business decisions. The recent release of Google Earth Pro 6.1 comes with new features and enhancements which make it extremely effective. Some of the cool features of this package are listed here:
Some New Features provided in Google Earth Pro 6.1
Enhanced Print Layout: Overlays and maps can be printed out in premium resolution in order to aid concrete discussions and collaborations. It comes with improved paper handling and output controls in order to give a professional look to documents. Directional arrows as well as scale bars can be included in the printouts to provide better understanding.
Combined Length and Elevation Measurement Tool: The elevation profile and path length can be viewed in a single window which can improve the chance of a better 3D understanding of any desired location.
Simplified Movie Maker: Google Earth Pro comes with an amazing feature called Simplified Movie Maker. It can generate professional video presentations which are surely able to improve presentations. Along with that, saved tours and 3D viewer live actions can also be recorded.
Expanded Data Styling: The previous version came with eight different style attributes for the imported dataset. In this new version, imported datasets can enjoy about 64 unique and amazing style attributes. This provides users with a greater flexibility to control the look of their data and the ways in which it can be represented.
Improved Networking Infrastructures: Comparatively, an improved level of support is offered for corporate networking environments. This is because SSL certificates and network proxies are provided optimal support by Google Earth Pro 6.1. This benefits businesses, because they can now make use of the package while keeping their network security guidelines intact.
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