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How many people use Google Earth? Many im sure. well if you may have notice, there is a ruler built in that you can use. I used this ruler to measure the land so I can figure how much there is to mow. I also have a built a Area Calculator for this located here ****> Area Calculator I mean this really helps when I give figure on bush hogging jobs so on. Just thought this might help you on bidding on jobs you can really see.
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Yes, Google Earth is great. I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on this subject.

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The ruler function is okay to use if you have one or two areas to measure. However, if you have a complex such as the one you referenced in a different thread, this could take forever. Instead, there is an application available online which let's you draw polygons around each area. You save those polygons as a .kml and the program will calculate combined area. Also, you can draw lines on each section that you need to weedeat to give you a linear calculation helpful to estimate time spent with a line trimmer.

I'm speaking with the author of that app to try to develop an even better estimating program.

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Keith,

How did you ever land that interview for the article? That was awesome!
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Quote[/b] (StartALawnCareBusiness @ Oct. 02 2007,12:00)]Yes, Google Earth is great. I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on this subject.

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The ruler function is okay to use if you have one or two areas to measure. However, if you have a complex such as the one you referenced in a different thread, this could take forever. Instead, there is an application available online which let's you draw polygons around each area. You save those polygons as a .kml and the program will calculate combined area. Also, you can draw lines on each section that you need to weedeat to give you a linear calculation helpful to estimate time spent with a line trimmer.

I'm speaking with the author of that app to try to develop an even better estimating program.

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Keith is your Estimating Calculator, any deffernt then the one I use? Just wondering. Also can you point me in the direction of this " application available online which let's you draw polygons around each area."[b]



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still waiting on a reply LOL
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Oh, sorry. I must have gotten distracted by something shiny.

My lawn care estimating calculators are more involved than just calculating for area. I include area calculators too but that's just one part of the entire process.

For the Google Earth application I referenced, check out this page:

http://www.sgrillo.net/googleearth/gepath.htm

Area tools such as this are going to become more and more handy to lawn care companies bidding on large contracts as well as a whole host of other companies.

Let me know of other lesser used GE tools. I'm always looking to learn more about that app.

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Thanks I will check that out.
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