Tools for Sustainable Development


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Google Earth

With Google Earth, you can fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and 3D features. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. To download and install Google Earth on your computer, visit http://earth.google.com.

Google Earth Pro

Google Earth Pro extends the power of Google Earth with additional capabilities, including high-resolution printing, GIS data import, and movie making. Find more information and a 7-day free trial of Google Earth Pro, visithttp://earth.google.com/earth_pro.html.

Google Earth Enterprise

Google Earth Enterprise helps organizations with imagery and other geospatial data make that information accessible and useful to all employees who need access via an intuitive, fast application. To learn more, go tohttp://earth.google.com/enterprise.

Google Maps

With Google Maps, you can search for places all over the world. Although Google Maps may not be available in most African countries, we are working very hard to expand our coverage. To learn more, go to http://maps.google.com.

Google My Maps

Google My Maps allows you to create personalized, annotated, customized maps using Google Maps. Try it out athttp://maps.google.com.

Google Map Maker

Google Map Maker™ allows you to map a neighborhood, a city or even an entire country. You can draw roads and landmarks, add local businesses, and edit locations added by other map makers. Your changes will appear instantly on Google Map Maker for everyone to see. Get started at http://www.google.com/mapmaker.

Google SketchUp

With Google SketchUp, you can create, modify and share 3D models for free. Interested in learning more? Visithttp://sketchup.google.com, or visit the SketchUp 3D Warehouse at http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse.

Google Fusion Tables

With Google Fusion Tables, you can upload small or large data sets from spreadsheets or CSV files, and visualize your data on maps, timelines and charts. You can merge data from multiple tables. You can pick who can access your data, and hide parts of your data if needed. You can discuss your data with others, and track any changes and discussions. Get started now at http://tables.googlelabs.com.

Open Data Kit

Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of open-source tools to help organizations remotely collect, aggregate and visualize their data. Open Data Kit runs on Google Android - the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform. Learn more at http://code.google.com/p/open-data-kit and http://www.android.com.

Google Geo APIs

Google’s Geo APIs, including the Google Earth Plug-in and its JavaScript API, and the Google Maps API, let you build advanced and customized websites with Google Earth or Maps. With the Earth API, you can embed Google Earth, a true 3D digital globe, into your website. The Maps API lets you embed Google Maps in your own web pages using JavaScript or Flash. For more information, go to http://code.google.com/apis/earth andhttp://code.google.com/apis/maps.