Last week we had a look at a tool called GE Grids that is based on the Google Earth API. Its basic function is to draw grids on satellite imagery and allows you to mark squares in the grid. This is useful for classifying land use based on satellite imagery.
Given that the Google Earth API has been deprecated and will likely be shut down sometime next year we wondered whether it was possible to do something equivalent to GE Grids entirely within Google Earth. To this end we investigated the features of Google Earth’s internal browser and were planning to experiment further to see what is possible.
We wouldn’t advise installing it unless you have a particular interest in either developing a Google Earth application or classifying imagery, as it is not straight forward to use. If you are a potential Google Earth developer, it is free and open source so well worth checking out.
You can also see short overview of what it is all about in the YouTube video below: