Tips and Tricks for Attorneys to Use Google Maps and Google Earth

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You’ve probably used Google Maps for driving directions. But have you tried using it for your case? From a litigation standpoint, there is no quicker and easier way to start building useful demonstratives for your client than with Google Maps and its relative Google Earth. The tech know-how required is pretty minimal, and the payoff can be big.

This article will help you get started making do-it-yourself graphics for your case using these Google mapping tools, and will reveal some lesser-known features that can give attorneys an edge in preparing and presenting their case.

Included are step-by-step directions on how to legally download and use images from Google Maps and Google Earth, how to use features such as Street View and Archives, how to maximize the visuals to help your case, and links to additional resources.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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