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google earth versus gis

im part of an organization that is looking into google earth.
can google earth do layers like gis.  and more importantly
can it do layers accurately.  like within a foot...
is data importable to google earth.
are their other organizations that have had success using google earth.
i guess since we are starting from scratch im curious as to which is the better route.
i dont want to miss the bus on google earth
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i guess what im asking is can u replace gis with google earth.
can u query google earth for any sort of information
or do u just have to have a kml file that has ur queried information and then apply that to google earth?
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GIS/GPS Programming

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides reliable location and time information in all weather and at all times and anywhere on or near the Earth when and where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. A geographic information system (GIS) or geospatial information system is any system that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that are linked to location(s). In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology.

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