Google Earth Pro is an excellent tool to assist with various types of landscape analysis work of cultural landscapes, historic gardens and wider heritage sites. Its satellite images, maps, images and print resolution at 4800×3200 are most handy for landscape research and planning.
The basic version of Google Earth was already free, and now also the Pro version is available for free. Google Earth Pro can be downloaded HERE. A free license key ‘GEPFREE’ is provided by Google and can be used together with your email to sign in. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 for a yearly subscription.
Text by Jan Haenraets
Jan Haenraets is a Director of Atelier Anonymous Landscapes Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada