Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Season's Greetings

It has been a real pleasure meeting some of you and helping you with Google Earth and your real estate questions. Thank you everyone for your support and words of encouragement. Based on your feedback, there have been several improvements made since Earth Point went live in March, 2006.
  • Listings can be displayed on Google Earth or on Google Maps.
  • Improved matching algorithms mean that several hundred more listings are mapped than were previously.
  • County assessor data can be mapped for any property, whether or not it is for sale, using the Property Search and County GIS pages.
  • Ada County traffic cameras, a guide to Idaho airports, an historical byway, and assorted web cams are featured on the Around Town page.
  • Google released version 4 of Google Earth. Version 4 has an improved user interface and handles large amounts of data much better than version 3.
  • Google updated the satellite imagery for the Boise area and fixed a large misalignment just west of town.