It’s hard to believe it’s been 3 1/2 years since I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for their report on the use of Google Earth by small business owners. The reporter for the Wall Street Journal had read a brief report I wrote concerning my use of Google Earth in viewing and sizing lawn care jobs.
Though I will be the first to admit that a lawn care company should never solely use an aerial or satellite image to determine a price estimate on a lawn care or landscaping job, services such as Google Earth can give lawn care company owners a graphical overview of areas of land that need to be mowed or landscaped.
Last month, Google announced a new Google Labs product called Google Earth Engine. Google Earth Engine gives users tools to analyze environmental changes that occur over time. Understanding our environment helps all of us, as landscapers, become better stewards of the grounds we keep.
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