Did you wonder why — as of January 20, 2015* — Google Earth Pro licenses were made free?
I don’t use Google Earth often and, although happy not to have to deal with disappearing Earths, didn’t really think much about it. Last week I got a link to a blog post by someone who has clearly thought about it a great deal.
Duane's hypothesis is rather intriguing, especially for Esri GIS users.
"Go large or go home" they say, so here goes. Here's my take on the new GooEsrigle relationship.
The world wide Geo-spatial industry will be turned on its head, 20th July 2015. I for one will be watching the Plenary live if anyone will stream it. If not all this, then at least Google Earth something something something.
.. Lock stock and several smoking barrels Google has purchased Esri, and likely this was late last year. If I had a spare several billion, I'd buy Esri just so Apple and Facebook couldn't….
* Details on the Google Earth Pro free license:
Use of Google Earth Pro requires a valid license key. As of January 20, 2015, Earth Pro licenses are now free. After getting your Earth Pro license, you can register, download, install, and sign in to start using Earth Pro's advanced features.
If you do not have a key, use your email address and the key GEPFREE to sign in.