Saturday, September 12, 2009

Who Uses Google Earth?

Selecting Google Earth as my project website, has allow me to learned quite a bit about a fantastic service that features satellite views and dramatic visual imagery all at your fingertips, and it's FREE. Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Local are all integrated services that are currently being utilized in both the private sector as well as in federal, state and local government agencies to protect and improve our quality of life. Check out Google Earth 's website and read some of the case studies and testimonials on how this technology is being used. I have asked who is using Google Earth? Well, there are a vast number of users throughout the world, however; I have listed a few companies that are using this technology and what they have to say about Google Earth.

According to Dell "we are pleased to take advantage of the new features of Google Earth Enterprise Version 3.0 for both marketing and customer support. " This technology allows Dell to visualize its' global website traffic. This lets, Dell is build a stronger sense of community with their internal and external partners through awareness and better visibility around traffic trend and patterns. Dell also stated that they are able to gain a global view of their customer activity at a glance, ensuring optimum responsiveness for customers with their silver, gold and platinum support.

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security implemented Google Earth in 2003 , to collect and analyze information regarding terrorist threats and activities. The Alabama Depart of Homeland Security has a complete case study on the challenges it faced and how Google Earth has been able to access with these challenges. Chris Johnson of Geospatial Technologies stated, "We see Google Earth Enterprise as a keystone to this program. We call it a twelve-year -old program, because any twelve year old could use it."

The South Florida Water Management District uses Google Earth to enable 3D interaction with district wide spatial layers and aerial photography through a user interface available to personnel on the district network. In addition users can see 3d images of structures, canals, district owned lands, water usage permits, and environmental monitoring stations.

Other companies using Google Earth include Toys-R-Us, The Us Forest Service, Crate and Barrel, Whole Foods Market, and GeoAge, just to name a few. The web 2.0 technology of Google Earth is presented in a dynamic and exciting way that keep your attention through every phase of its demonstrations and capabilities.

Friday, September 11, 2009


In the last few years Facebook has primarily been a social networking tool used by college and high school kids to meet and keep up with the latest happenings within their social circles, however; there is an increasing popularity among an old segment of our society. Facebook has extended far beyond the chitter chatter of the teens and young adults to older individuals, business professionals, homemaker and entrepreneurs and yes, even grandma and grandpa are sharing photos, playing games, meeting friends on Facebook. This technology is allowing us to reach out and keep in touch with our friends, family members, our colleagues, and our client through the use of a web 2.0 application called Facebook. This interactive technology has made some otherwise time consumering research and has made communicating a simple task. For example, planning and locating long lost classmates, friends and family members, was once a difficult task, Facebook has made this less complicated through a networking system. Planning a reunion is simplified by using Facebook.

Networking through the use of Facebook can be interesting and a fun experience, however certain security measures should be used to protect ones privacy. Any user of Facebook can have access your information unless certain security precautions are implemented. Your personal profile, your interests and everything you write including personal comments and information can be viewed by others. By having a Face book account, anyone can find you without your knowledge. Facebook allows exchange of information for business or just as a social outlet can be useful and fun, so use it sensibly and wisely.

If you have the time and enjoy talking, chatting and the excitement of meeting and learning about people, then Facebook may be something you might want to be apart of. For me, I really don't have the time, nor do I have the interest to Blog, Twitter or Facebook activities...HAVE FUN ALL OF YOU BLOGGERS OUT THERE! IT HAS BEEN FUN.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Google Earth

Back to Google Earth. I have incorporated Google Earth and Twiiter TweetLister together to show how this technology can boost real estates sales, promote profitability and open up a wealth of social contacts for both buyers, sellers and investers. The possibilities of this technology goes far beyond real estate. You can fly anywhere on Earth to view satelite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons and to the depth of the ocean floor.

Google Earth gives one the ability to explore rich geographical contents, with the ability to save your toured places and share with others. It is ideal for organizations, for research presentations and can be used as a collaboration tool for locating specific information.

Kids will love Google Earth. They can view hundreds of 3D buildings from the world's cities, and fly seamlessly throught the landscape with you doing the navigation. "Swoop down from the tallest building the with the ease of Superman".

Hi Tweety!


TweetLister is a free service that allows Real Estate Brokers and property owners to take advantage of a professional and social network on Twitter. It is the only Twitter tool that is specifically for real estate listings of all kind. Residential, commercial, vacation property,land, rental,or sales listings can be posted to the side.

The main advantage of TweetLister is that it takes all the listing details you input into the site and automatically creates a tweet for you and gives you a landing page for the property. With TweetLister you can create post and manage all of your Twitter listing with ease as well as re-use as many listings as you want for all property types. You can schedule each listing to post as often as you would like for a set period of time until it sells or is rented. Tracking your listings and collecting leads is done all in one spot. The system is easy, friendly and convenient.

Google Earth and Twitter's TweetLister are two web 2.0 applications that can be used in conjunction with each other is a great tool for both the professional investor or private buyer or seller, and is cost efficient.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Virtual Real Estate

Virtual real estate and home staging is a marketing tools when utilized one can leverage tremendously. This technology gives the buyers and sellers the ability to take a look at properties seeming from anywhere. As a real estate agent more houses can be sold quickly, effectively, and strategically. The use of newer technology such as virtual tours and staging is a good way to market your listings. Virtual tours can make use of your buyers imagination by giving them an immediate visual of potentials for a property. Virtual tours are cost effective ways to add value to any real estate listing.

Virtual staging allows a realtor to take otherwise unattractive vacant property sold. This technology has allowed Realtors to take photos that sellers send to them to add warmth to the house by putting almost any furniture in the photo so that the property becomes attractive and inviting.

Web 2.0 and google earth are extremely useful technologies that real estate agents and invests can utilize by having access to properties and investments throughout the world. Real estate professionals, buyers, sellers and investors are just one group that can take advantage Google earth. This web2.0 and it's interactive technology brings everything closer to home.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Career Search Using Blogs & Web 2.0 Technologies

Blogs and Web 2.0 help you connect with people whether you know them or not, whether they are inside or outside your enterprise. They help you build communities of shared interest. They give each person in the organization a voice. Because blogging is as natural as writing an email, you can share your unique perspective and expertise and solicit feedback without worrying about filling up everyone's inbox. With today’s technology Human Resource Department and Career searching can utilize blogs to help communicate with your peers or colleagues in inactive innovation.
Web 2.0 technology helps bring together interaction among individuals, information and data to drive new market opportunities. Web 2.0 includes collaboration and productivity tools that can be used to help businesses deliver applications more flexibly and cost effectively. With web 2.0 businesses can simplify and improve its daily interaction with customer, partners and colleagues. Applying Web 2.0 design for business enables your company to connect with people and teams in ways that simply weren't possible before. Organizations are able to choose the tools to maximize a Web 2.0 design that best meets your company's specific needs. Companies may be augment an existing website solution or may be able to look for a better way to tap into job-related networks to participate and access new levels of expertise. In any case, there is a wealth of information to help guide you, communities to learn from, and technologies to try out. Web 2.0 tools that can help you increase your work quality and effectiveness by discovering and reusing the wisdom of "crowds", or communities and participating based on your preferred working style

Human Resource departments are able to work with people seamlessly inside and outside the organization to streamline communications. Organizations are able to bring people and information together quickly and simply in an easy to use environment, designed with security in mind. Web 2,0 offers a variety of online solutions that lets you share documents, meet easily with potential employees or customers and build networks by connecting with companies relevant to your business needs.

Companies can use web 2.0 to enhance the customer experience and value by innovating the way you interact with your customers or potential employees. Organizations can boost the quality and speed of the decisions to fill vacant positions as well as the decision that are made by the employee.