Google Earth for property review

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by BMFD92, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    I was just wondering if anyone else out there uses google earth for property review and mapping out routes. I recently got google earth and have pictures of all my customers properties and route mapped out. I think its a great way to get a birds eye view of the property especially the larger ones. any one else use it?
     
  2. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    I've played with it. Yahoo's next generation of map software is similar and so is Micrsofts Live Map which is apparently similar to Map point. Googles photos are out of date though. Went to an area of Maricopa that showed as dirt that was full of tract housing. Not sure how old their pics are.
     
  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    They update about annually, right about this time of the year, in my experience. It all depends on when the private companies do them, as they do them for the counties and sell the photos to others such as yahoo, microsoft etc... Pictures are taken about October, here in Maricopa County.
     
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Posts: 4,909

    I cant get it to zoom in enough to be worth a darn
     
  5. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    True. And you have to pretty much know which house you're looking for in subdivisions.

    Out of date, too. My old residence still shows a trampoline in the yard that was removed at least 4 years ago.....
     
  6. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Where I'm at, 3-4 miles to the north and to the east, you can't zoom in at all.

    The rest, if you go towards a more populated area, you can zoom in somewhat.
     
  7. greenhorizon

    greenhorizon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I usually look at the county tax collector page. everything you need owner info, footage and so on.
     

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