Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Since launching Google Earth in 2005, imagery has become a powerful tool to virtually visit almost anywhere in the world right from a computer, tablet or phone. Organizations also need this type of imagery for their business—whether they’re mapping public service projects, reviewing the environmental impacts in a region or evaluating a property.
Today, we’re launching Google Maps for Business imagery, offering businesses the chance to purchase and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. This gives them access to high-resolution aerial imagery covering the continental U.S. And it will help customers like government agencies get the imagery they need without collecting their own aerial photography.
Organizations using Google Maps for Business imagery can access the imagery in several ways:
- View it on a desktop GIS system via WMS
- Overlay it directly within Google Earth
- View it on native mobile applications and mobile websites.