What does Europa Technologies do for Google Earth & Google Maps?
We are one of many suppliers to Google Earth & Google Maps. Google is a great company to work with and we value their business. Google Earth is said to have over a billion downloads, that’s about half the people connected the to Internet and over 1 in 7 of the world’s entire population! With this many people looking at our maps, we hope you understand that we cannot support Google users directly.
What do you supply to Google Earth & Google Maps?
We only supply some of the international borders, national borders, coastlines, airports and place name data featured in Google Earth and Google Maps. We do not provide any satellite/aerial imagery or street data. To find the supplier of satellite or aerial imagery for your area of interest, try locating the holder of the copyright prefixed with “Image:”. If you are searching for street level map data for a particular part of the world and only see Google and Europa Technologies copyright listed, this is most likely to be user contributed content from the Google MapMaker project. Since our map data is blended with so many other providers, it is sometimes difficult (even for us) to clearly identify the content provided by Europa Technologies. It is best not to assume that Europa Technologies is the originator of any particular content but to check our web site for full details of our global map data.
How do I send an error report or other feedback?
To send an error report in Google Earth, follow the following link:
To report a problem with Google Maps, click on the “Report a problem” in the bottom-right corner of the map.
Europa Technologies is committed to a continuous programme of product improvement. We thank you for your time and effort in providing quality feedback but stress that we are unable to accept error reports directly. For your feedback to be effective, please direct it to the correct Google reporting channel.
How do I request permission to reproduce a screenshot from Google Earth or Google Maps?
You will need to contact Google in your own country, plus each of the copyright holders listed on the screenshot you wish to use. If Europa Technologies copyright is listed, please contact our Marcomms Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a copy of the images and a description of your intended use.
Will it cost me anything to reproduce a screen shot from Google Earth or Google Maps?
Europa Technologies can only speak for its own part of the digital map content. Generally for reasonable private, non-commercial or academic use, we provide permission at no cost with an e-mail-based notification. No contract can be signed when there is no fee involved. For commercial use, such as television, with more than fair use an agreement and licence fee will be applicable. Other suppliers will operate their own policy.
Perhaps I’ll just use the screen shot and not tell you!
We would strongly advise against this as you may be in breach of the Google Earth/Maps licence agreement. The total content within Google Earth is worth millions of US dollars and suppliers, including ourselves, vigorously defend our intellectual property. After all, it’s the lifeblood of our business. Google has made an incredible piece of technology available to the world which is free for most users. Please don’t abuse it!
For further information or to download the Google Earth software (also available as a browser client) follow this link:
For further information, please contact our experienced consultants who will be happy to help you.
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