Upande has experience setting up and configuring Google Earth Enterprise installations. Google Earth Enterprise is comprised of two distinct software packages that work together to build and host your private Google Earth and Google Maps layers. End users then view the complete Google Earth and Maps in the Google Earth Enterprise Client or in a browser like Google Maps.
Please contact us if you are interested in this service.
Upande has been working on Google Earth tour creation for several years, following the successfull Kenya Climate Adaptation tour done with SEI and the Greenbelt Movement. The voice over for this tour was provided by the late Professor Wangari Maathai.
More recently, Upande has done several tours for Virtual Kenya, featuring many thematic layers overlaid on a spinning globe application. This includes visualisation on an embedded Google Earth plugin or via downloadable KML files for offline usage.
Google Map Maker is a Google service that allows you to add or edit features, such as roads, businesses, parks, schools and more to Google Maps. Using Google Map Maker tools, you can visually mark locations and add detailed information about these locations from the satellite imagery, which will get indexed and used in various Google products. Using the downloaded data in GIS for non commercial purposes allows you to jump start your GIS work and do away with repetitive baseline mapping.
Upande staff members have extensive experience in using this tool and can offer support.
Google's Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) allow for integration of 2D or 3D map components in your websites, whether they are externally or only internally accessible. Google Earth API (or Google Earth plugin) allows integration of Google Earth into websites. This is especially useful when visualizing data in 3D with users own data points. Google’s Maps API allows integration of the 2D Google Maps into websites with the users' own data overlaid.
In combination with new tools such as Google Fusion Tables, Google Map Data API and Google Visualization API, one is able to create powerful analysis, charting, visualization and reporting applications/dashboards.