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29 de Agosto 2005

Real Estate Done Google Earth Style

Earlier this month an excellent application of Google Earth for real estate was released at coloradofuture.com (use their interface to search for houses, then select the Google Earth listings). These guys have taken their house listings and put them into Google Earth so you can look around their region of Colorado and find houses within your price range, look at the property within GE, or look for detailed information on the listing at their web site.

Google Earth is obviously a powerful potential tool for learning more about an area surrounding some real estate you are interested in. You can check for nearby things like grocery stores, malls, railroad tracks, and ATMs. You can look for hazards such as trash dumps, flood plains, and unwanted commercial buildings or traffic. And, as more cities include access to their GIS data (like the City of Portland), you will have even more powerful data to access within GE.

Significantly, the Google Earth team claims they have already had numerous people contact them that they had purchased buildings based on the input they gathered from Google Earth.

This real estate application was announced in this post at the GE Community BBS. Already, another real estate listing was mentioned in the thread as available in Florida.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 29 de Agosto 2005 a las 08:58 AM

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  • Comentarios

    I am a real estate investor and I want to use GE un Manhattans real estate life. Could GE have the interior of each particular building?

    Enviado por: Adi Gabrieli at 29 de Enero 2006 a las 04:40 PM

    Yes, you can build 3D models of buildings using a tool like SketchUp which have modelled interiors as well as exteriors. However, GE is not ideal for viewing interiors in its current release because you can not easily control camera views.

    Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 29 de Enero 2006 a las 07:47 PM

    I am working with the Google Earth application to provide listing information for the Northern Virginia area. I found the pkzip command line application to be very useful in commpressing the data in my kml files to kmz files that are very quick to download. Have a look at ListingMap.net to see how easy it is. I am working to get a licence to the access live Mris data for data on the fly.
    Right now the data resides on my own server and is updated once a day.
    These files in kml form are 6 to 11 megabytes, but in kmz form are less that 1 megabyte. If anyone out there is writing there own application I highly recommend using Pkzipc to create kmz files.

    Enviado por: Matthew Ryan at 30 de Mayo 2006 a las 01:58 PM

    Google earth can be used to calulate area,you can also Create Enlarge view of any city having size 10 X 10 feets, but it is teduous work of patching small small image to get high resolution.

    Enviado por: Renish Ladani at 22 de Junio 2006 a las 06:30 AM

    Does GE provide us latest and up to date foreclosure listings?

    Enviado por: Keith at 3 de Julio 2006 a las 06:49 AM

    Here's another website that uses Google Earth (Google Maps, more specifically) for Real Estate Listings: www.newplat.com

    Enviado por: Richard Schilling at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 07:03 PM

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