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rkmcswain
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Google Earth import for Civil 3D 2014

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08-21-2013 07:41 AM

Since this was a pretty active topic a while back, I thought I would make a post on a potential solution

 

Google Earth import for Civil 3D 2014

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mikeevans
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Re: Google Earth import for Civil 3D 2014

08-21-2013 08:14 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Almost as good as the original version, pity it's not OTB.

 

Mike Evans

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michael.robertson
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Re: Google Earth import for Civil 3D 2014

08-21-2013 09:12 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Funny, I never see anyone mention the legal ramifications of using regular (not commercial/pro) version of Google Earth for imagery. Know of a few firms that have been hit with big bucks penalities for using plain GE for work instead of commercial version.

Mike Robertson
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AllenJessup
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Re: Google Earth import for Civil 3D 2014

08-21-2013 10:35 AM in reply to: michael.robertson

I would hope that a commercial product would include a license agreement with Google. I imagine that is why it costs $400 for a program that only has a couple of offset tools along with the Google import.

 

Allen Jessup

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Re: Google Earth import for Civil 3D 2014

08-21-2013 11:36 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

Since GE Pro is $399 (for 1-10 licenses) I would check before I hoped.

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cwitzel
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Re: Google Earth import for Civil 3D 2014

08-22-2013 02:01 PM in reply to: rkmcswain

GE Pro does more than just offsets.  It has Parcel data for most of the United States (Don't know outside the US).  It also allows for more video export options (I can't remember if regular GE allows video exporting at all.)

We use Pro all the time.  It makes finding owner information ten times faster than before.  I bet we make back our $400 in a couple of weeks.

It also has cenus and traffic counts, although we don't use those as much.

Sometimes when I am home, I wish I had the pro version for something quick.

My two cents,

Conan Witzel

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