Look what you can do with Google Earth Pro -- for free

Advanced features could come in handy for real estate sites

Google Earth Pro used to be $399 a year. Now it’s free.

So what, you say?

Check out how CityRealty recently used Google Earth and 3-D mockups of yet-to-be-built skyscrapers to show condo buyers what their views will be like when they peer out their brand-new, sky-high windows.

TechCrunch’s Greg Kumparak notes some pro features that could come in handy for real estate sites, including the ability to import thousands of addresses at a time and pin them on a map, and measure distances and areas using polygons instead of just lines and paths.