We get emails quite often from readers asking about permission to use Google Earth data in various projects. Unfortunately, we’re not in a position to answer those questions, and Google typically refers users to simply review the Google Earth Terms of Service.
Now there is a much better answer — the Geo Permissions Website. It uses a simple wizard interface to walk you through your project, then helps you determine if that action is permitted with the Google Geo product that you selected (Earth, Maps, etc).
Here’s a quick video that shows how it works:
Hopefully this nice new tool will help you as you continue developing amazing projects using Google Earth!
(via Ed Parsons)