Google Earth Pro Reviews & Product Details

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What is Google Earth Pro?

Get advanced business tools in addition to all the easy-to-use features and imagery of Google Earth.

Google Earth Pro Details
Product Description

Get advanced business tools in addition to all the easy-to-use features and imagery of Google Earth.


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Seller
Google
Ownership
NASDAQ:GOOG
Company Website
Phone
+1 (650) 253-0000
Year Founded
1998
HQ Location
Mountain View, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$161,857
Twitter
@google
22,650,238 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
224,374 employees on LinkedIn®
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Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google Earth Pro gives you the opportunity to plot the coordinates of a land so you can visible see the size of the property before you buy it. It allows you to see a clear street view. You don’t have to know the actually street name but once you have the coordinates of the location you’ll be allow to find it. It allow gives you option to even pin locations or better yet record a tour of the land. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t have a problem with Google Earth Pro, it is really easy to use and gets the job done. The only issue that I have at times is that if you leave the software open too long without saving the data you have enter you may lose it. This is a big turn off at times especially when you have plotted all four coordinates of a property. But apart from that the software is a life saver. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It absolutely great if you’re a Virtual Assistant doing Land-flipping for your client to market the property accurately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gives me the opportunity to stay at home and view a property for sale at a different location. So in essence I save more time and resources as I don’t have to be driving back and forth to capture images for marketing purposes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Community Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Herramienta muy útil para hacer mediciones, hacer visitas previas y tomar información topográfica de manera aproximada. Me gusta que esta actualizado y que tiene buen soporte, cada año van actualizando las imágenes y es bastante útil ya que le ahorran a uno tiempo y hasta se puede ver el historial de cambios que han hecho, tienen imágenes de hace décadas.

Tambien me gusta que tiene el respaldo de Google, tiene toneladas de informacion que en otros lugares tendrian un costo elevado, ademas de eso llegan a sitios remotos que otros no han llegado. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Debería existir una version en CD o DVD, algo que uno pueda cargar para todos datos, una version que tenga la informacion por paises y no uno tener que depender del internet, adicional a esto la version para dispositivos celulares tal vez sea muy pesada. La aplicacion tiene un diseño viejo tal vez, pero eso es porque seguramente asi es mas liviana, sin embargo me parece que deberian intentar actualizar el diseño Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Es bueno cuando se usa con otras herramientas tales como GPS y mas dispositivos para levantamientos topograficos. Tambien se puede usar en el Celular, o como ayuda para trabajos topograficos Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Toma y levantamiento de datos, visitas por computador, ver avances en obras. Observacion de imagines de hace varios años, estudios de mercadeo y toma de decisiones para campañas de educación virtual Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The imagery helps with identifying site features and relative location. The ability to physically pin addresses and locations has been invaluable for quickly toggling between locations. Sometimes I'll forget the address I'm looking for but Google doesn't. Once you pin an address/location, Google Earth Pro also saves the latitude and longitude which really helps when filling out site applications or performing field work. LOVE that the imagery date and elevations are shown in the bottom corner of the program - super helpful in understanding how recent some developments are. Distance tool is excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Can be difficult to edit your pins once created. Sometimes the slow, artistic pan from the whole world view to your desired location can be annoying. Occasionally the distance tool will act up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use the pins feature, use the distance feature, this is quite a powerful and high quality tool for satellite imagery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The distance tool is invaluable and not something you have access to on something like Google Maps. The quality of the imagery is excellent on Google Earth Pro. I'm constantly revisiting different locations and the ability to have them all pinned with their location and even notes has been excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Sr Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Accuracy of distance and coordinates, saved custom geometric shapes, e.g. lines, areas, etc., and measurements of areas. Ability to import from Garmin GPS. E-mailing capability. Options are fairly substantial including tilt settings. Satellite imagery is kept fairly up to date (but would prefer to see more frequent updates as developments, infrastructure improvements, etc., change much more frequently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When entering a location and zooming in, the popup tag for that location stays displayed and have to manually remove. The compass aspect ratio doesn't default to perpendicular to ground and moving around area, the aspect ratio changes. When moving/panning around an area, regardless of the scale, the compass directional position changes requiring a reset to true North. The elevation details do not seem to be very accurate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take time to learn most to all of the features and capability before using. Explore all the options available to customize features and functions to best suit your intended use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Private road placement dispute between properties. Dispute was easier to resolve based on the length and area measurements, and historical satellite images. To address city resident concerns regarding a very large housing development nearby, was able to effectively communicate the scale of the development compared to other similar nearby housing developments by comparative illustration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Information Security Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

the high clarity in zoom images are the best things which i like the most.as we can see the clarity of images are not lost.can be integrated with any softwares easily.api is very useful to integrate.high resolution photos are the best feature of google earth pro.it is very much useful to manually geo-locate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

ofcourse,i hate the high pricing the most.but the thing is google keeps its quality if pricing is high also.but for a common man like me,for the pro features the costing is not affordable.well,google can improve bringing images in real time.actually u willl find the images to be real time,but it is not so Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

we have tested the tools like esri arcgis,maptitude,mapifo pro etc,in which google earth pro was found to be speedy as well as clear images.ease of use and user friendly options are the best features of google earth pro Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we have tagged geolocation to our open source siem tool wazuh elk with the help of google.in which you can see the geo location of a user with longitude and latitude with map Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows me to get better angles and images which really helps me in my work. I can zoom in even closer than you can using the web version of it. Also it allows you to toggle the date of the image, so you can see older images of the same area in case you need to see changes or just get a better view of a certain item. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When switching from aerial to Street view it doesn't correctly orient to the address that was searched for, it usually points down the road or across the street and I have to try to figure out which house I'm looking for by the color of the roof. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely going to be a positive for you, however it is you use it. As good as the web version is, the app version is even better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to get better images and views of a house or property, which I use constantly in the solar business. Gives much better angles and views than the web version does. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Architectural Assistant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

So many things, hard to just choose one!

The Ruler tools are great for being able to measure site areas very quickly, very early on in a project. The height data is detailed enough to use for drafting out site models without a detailed topo survey.

Street View is a hugely comprehensive bank of street-level photographs: it can give one an almost unbelievable level of familiarity with an area before physically visiting it. People I've met on holiday have told me of how they have done full reconnaissance of the area before even booking the trip, to make sure everything is as they would like it and no hidden gems are missed out on. While this seems a little full-on for my taste (some element of surprise on holiday is OK, right?), this has been invaluable to me in a professional capacity; primarily when assessing a site not local to you. Even with a closer-to-home location, picking up pieces of info you may have missed out on your site visit is also possible. This review is being written amid the COVID-19 lockdown so it is almost needless to say that being able to conduct virtual site visits at this time has been vital to keeping business going.

Above all, the Pro facility to export high-resolution images has to be the winner: with the ability to roughly scale these, drawing presentation site plans is a cinch! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not too much, in all honesty: more just areas for improvement than dislikes!

It is unfortunate that the interoperability with SketchUp lessened after Trimble bought the 3D modelling software from Google. OpenStreetMap still works fine in this respect, but the synergy between the two programs has stagnated here for 10 or so years: one cannot help but think that this would have improved significantly were the whole suite still owned by the same company.

The inconsistency in the age of Street View data from one street to the next could get frustrating. Some areas look to have been updated several times a year, some not for several years, some have no Street View data at all, which hardly seems insurmountable when one thinks of how long the mapping has been taking place for.

Again, for architectural use, it is possible to use the imagery and the height point data to construct site models, but it would be ideal to be able to export the 3D building terrain data to a format useable by 3D modelling software. Appreciated, with all the companies involved, this would be asking a lot (especially for a free piece of software), but this is more of a wish-list item than a gripe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Google Maps is, of course, useful, but using Google Earth Pro adds another layer of workflow functionality (just heard how douche-y that sounds: sorry)

Also, keep in mind that it is now free (with the GEPFREE password): stands to reason that a product that Google once saw fit to charge for now being free can't be too bad a thing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In addition to topographical surveys of sites being worked on, I have used the height data given by hovering the mouse over points on Google Earth Pro (in combination with exported high-res images) to build richer, further-reaching site context models. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Desktop Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

A good alternative to other GIS systems I have used. Has all the features of the free google earth and google maps. Can use it in street view also which helps to find buildings.

Ability to integrate with AutoCAD however I can't review too much on that side as I left after we integrated. But AutoCAD integration was easy and can also be integrated with a large number of other software and solutions.

Great for ability to track drivers with GPS systems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unlike some other GIS systems it is all online, and there is no offline option available. Meaning when attempting to find a building or some other satellite feature it can be very slow to use, and always requires an internet connection. Can be hard to view and navigate in satellite mode or street view whilst on a tablet (will change direction too easy). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having synced our Satellite GPS Tracking with google earth the ability to assist our drivers with street view / satellite view is much easier especially when they have difficulties finding addresses. This has enabled us to save time, keep our specialists on track, and even enable more appointments in a day. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Social Media Marketing Intern
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The realtime experience viewing the world Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a little scary what all can be seen Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure to know what you're looking for or else you may get lost in looking at your own home or others homes because you're a silly goose like me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problems solved would be seeing population maps and where urban/rural/suburban developments can be made. The benefits would be being able to actualize the scenarios wanting to be seen by mapping out the layouts of the world with new and updated photos/graphs/maps of it all. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Account Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Project Manager and Business Development Lead
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Graduate Assistant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Google Earth is the user-friendly GIS software that you have been waiting for! It allows you to quickly and easily view high-quality satellite imagery from around the world and make simple polygon or polyline layers. One of my favorite things about Google Earth Pro that stands out among other GIS software is the historical imagery tool which is extremely useful for geographic research! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The scrolling and view changing on Google Earth Pro is clunky and sometimes frustrating. This is especially true if you are using a trackpad on a laptop, which renders it nearly impossible to keep north up and the view perpendicular to earth. If they could lock the view and still allow the user to move around, that would be an ideal fix! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Google Earth Pro for quick viewing of satellite imagery for my research and also extensively in class instruction for virtual field trips. It is great to see how excited students get zooming all around the globe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Graduate Landscape Architect and GIS Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I can travel practically anywhere in the world and see a snapshot of what that street, landscape looks like Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

obviously these are not live shots and some of them are dated, but I do realize that its impossible to capture all of that live or even within the past few weeks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

n/a Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it is a way to look at project sites for future construction without having to drive there or pull gis information files Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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DevOps Engineer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

You can find any point in a world just in seconds by using Google earth pro map service.

You can create your own maps.

The most accurate map service in a world.

Now you can observe objects on map in 3D witch is awesome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Too be honest I didn't find any disadvantages.

There is only plusses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Google Earth maps pro is the best software to start your world discovery on map at your desk. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

find my point of interest places in world.

discovery new areas and countries.

It helps me find interring places on a world map.

It helps to pump my geography skills Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Quantity Surveyor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

360° view which takes you on a visual tour of that location & various famous locations are enabled in the software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The movement of 360° is not smooth as from my side ,i feels somehow irritating when i rom in the free space Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

A must use tool for other users for their ease in work life,with the help of this they modify their ways of working & save their time & also firm time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am marked my construction activities with this software like Roads,canals,bridges etc & without this software my work wouldn't be started at all so thank you for such a wonderful software team google Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Being able to measure areas, look at historic aerial photography and streetview Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some areas aren't always up to date in terms of imagery. It would be useful to get different map cop-ordinates and not just lat and long Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Lots of functionality and easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to convert shapefiles to kml files and vice versa is useful. Being able to save and share kml files Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Security Technology Specialist / Local Agency Security Manager / Cybersecurity Awareness Trainer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

One of the first indicators that I liked best is Tips are shown on how to use the tool. Being able to use GPS coordinates was vital when I used the tool for Site Acquisitions . When I found a particular plot, I was able to locate and measure county Infrastructure for vital services needed for the project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Image Quality can be enhanced, there is poor quality in some photographs.

Depends on network connection, internet connection and speed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a look, test drive and jump on board. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing Location data for Site Acquisitions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Architectural Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

-Google Earth Pro is an amazing package in various Map creations and also Map editing tool which has a number of functional drawing features like, LINES, POINTS among others.

-The product provides a very powerful search option for quick and simple access of different functions, which facilitates in accuracy on the final results of the product.

-Google Earth Pro has enabled professionals like Architects in viewing of various Buildings, Sites and also easy locating of different places.

-Very manageable product, viewing of 3Ds, file exporting of various Images and even distance measuring and many other important tool usage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

-Nothing serious to quote as a problem on Google Earth Pro usage, everything flows as per user requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

-Google Earth Pro is a nice tool in locating and also viewing of different places and even projects and excellent on creating different Maps and a very simple platform to get working with. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

-Easy viewing of Sites and Buildings, creating and editing of various Maps and also generating of professionals background IMAGES and others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The accuracy of GEarthPro is "out of this world!" It identifies a location using every means possible which insures pinpoint accuracy to get you to where you are going quickly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Many of satellite images appear very out of date and many local streets are still without Streetview capability. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Keep your product up to date, changes happen frequently Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I get up to 8-10 more customer visits in a single day than when I was without this tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of IT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to find what you are looking for and give you a great view Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the images are very outdated and not 100 percent accurate Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great tool for having a visual of your territories and regions for your sales team and also provides you with a great view of your clients and areas you serve Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Centralized view of our clients and regions for our sales team Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Civil Engineering Intern
Civil Engineering
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

When it comes to gis analysis, a person simply cannot do without google earth pro.

Google earth pro is a great and feature rich tool which we mainly use as a reference tool.

It encompasses all the globes information on various locations and positions all around the world. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Despite the fact that it is not updated regularly and images may not be a perfect representation of the actual site due to security reasons, I have found google earth pro to be a spectacular tool that works exceedingly well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend the acquisition and use of this tool to anyone who has contemplated using it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use google earth pro as a reference tool when looking to make informed decisions during the planning stages.

We identify locations and positions and gain as much information as we can that we use for our irrigation planning.

Google earth pro is a phenomenal gis tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The drop-down menu offers different options to be more accurate when it comes to checking coordinates on the planet. In addition, its interface is friendly and very intuitive. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It consumes a lot of RAM memory and causes the computer to be slow. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is excellent software and I recommend it always. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hemos sido capaces de tener la ubicación exacta de nuestros candidatos y aplicantes a nuestra empresa. Además, podemos tener referencias en cuanto a sitios populares que sean referente para ubicar mejor a las personas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Production Support Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Simplicity and good user interface and work flawlessly with custom organisation application Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Non no other application give this many feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it to install jio signal tower and this application is utilize with our company application to show engineer the proper location to receive signal accordingly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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