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Posted on May 5th, 2015

Free For All – Google Earth Pro is Now Free!

One nice addition to Google Earth Pro is the ability to measure polygon areas on-the-fly and then to save out the polygon you create directly as a KMZ. This process can be seen in the screengrab included here.

At the end of January, Google made an announcement that up to now has seemed not to be noticed by too many folks, that being that Google Earth Pro is now free! At one time, Google charged $300 for the Pro version of Google Earth so this is a nice discount for you map nerds of the world. It took me a few tries to get the license sign up process to work, but once it did, I was up and running in minutes. Personally, I have not noticed many differences in the free and paid version short of the additional ruler functions, but here is a complete list of the differences according to Google.

Until my next edition of the Free For All, happy hunting for free geospatial goodies!

Brock Adam McCarty
Map Wizard
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