Real estate mashup pulls listings from Google Base

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Ownership of a new Google Base and Google Earth real estate mashup, called Agent Earth, is the subject of a dispute between a Chicago real estate brokerage company and a technologist who says it is an independent project. Agent Earth maps properties listed for sale at the Google Base site on the Google Earth mapping platform, creating a new property-search tool that allows users to view properties on a virtual globe. Google Base is a free classified listings site that includes a category for real estate listings, and the Agent Earth site captures updated information about these listings and converts the information to a file that can be accessed using Google Earth, an application that features a three-dimensional rendering of the world. A mashup is the creation of a new Web application through the merger or integration of content from multiple Web sites. An early example of a real estate mashup is a site called that combines property listings on the Goog...