I purchased Google Earth Plus so I could utilize my real-time GPS cursor in Google Earth. Along with a combination of other plugins and data, it was almost like I had a full-blown GIS system running. Well, I got an email today from Google stating that they were discontinuing Google Earth Plus. Here are a couple of excerpts:
As a valued Google Earth customer, we want you to be the first to know that Google is phasing out Google Earth Plus. We believe the needs of most Google Earth Plus customers will be met with Google Earth, which is freely available to all our customers. For those customers who require additional capabilities and faster speeds, we would like to offer you a special opportunity to try Google Earth Pro free of charge. If you like it, you can buy it at a special discount available only to Google Earth Plus customers.
If your Google Earth Plus license is about to expire, and you’re hooked on the GPS data import capability, we’re happy to extend your subscription for 3 months, free of charge. Learn more
I guess I’m going to break down and purchase Google Earth Pro.