Posted October 22, 2013 7:18 am by with 0 comments

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Google has a lot of data and it can be a cumbersome process to make sense of it. Businesses have their own data sets that may not be as large but are critical to understand so business decisions can be made to help move their business forward.

The new Google Maps Engine Pro takes data and puts it into a form that helps it do something really cool: makes sense.

Today we’re announcing a new professional mapping tool, Google Maps Engine Pro, which lets businesses visualize their data on a map. By importing data like addresses, names, office locations and sales leads from various file formats onto a map, businesses can edit, analyze and share their information in a simple format. Google Maps Engine Pro can be as easy to use as creating a document and it gives businesses an added productivity tool to help make decisions, organize information, and plan operations using Google Maps.

Here is a video that shows a little of what this service can d for business.

Oh but there’s more!

Today, in addition to introducing Maps Engine Pro, we’re also announcing several new features to Google Maps Engine:

Mobile App: The new mobile app allows individuals to access their maps created in Google Maps Engine, Maps Engine Pro and Maps Engine Lite. Once a map has been shared, users can access their data on-the-go and from any Android device.

Connector Tools: It’s now easy to migrate data from legacy systems, such as SAP, into Maps Engine using a connector tool that can be downloaded for free. There are more than 300+ business and geospatial applications available through the connector. To make data migration even easier, the Maps Engine now features an ESRI Toolbar that lets you transfer your ArcGIS maps to Maps Engine.

Introductory Account: Want to test out Google Maps Engine for your business? The introductory account is an easy way to introduce Maps Engine to your organization’s geospatial infrastructure. The free account supports the product’s full platform capabilities, including API access, but limits the number of map queries per day.

Having this capability for business may actually help everyone forget just how difficult Google Maps and Google Local can be for business. Ooops, sorry I reminded you of that. Forget I ever said anything.