Estimating areas with Google Maps

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by PBinWA, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. PBinWA

    PBinWA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

  2. Murphy's LawnCare

    Murphy's LawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Have you ever looked at the live search maps on msn...I know its not exactly the same thing but they are pretty good at getting a first hand look at something before you drive to it.
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    I take an aerial view from Google earth, and scale it out in autocad. Do this for everything except apartment complexes. Anything over an acre I use it for as well.

    I can measure out a 10 acre site within 20 minutes, when it would have taken me a half day with a measuring wheel.
  4. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    thanks man! ive always used google earth in combination with the county tax estimates to guess footage..

    but this.. this is NIIICE.

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