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Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globemap and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imageryaerial photography and GIS 3D globe. It was available under three different licenses, 2 currently: Google Earth, a free version with limited functionality; Google Earth Plus (discontinued),which included additional features; and Google Earth Pro ($399 per year), which is intended for commercial use. 

(From Wikipedia)

Available expertise: 

Anahi Ayala Iacucci

Key Features: 
Mapping, visualization of KML files, as well as event based data
Suitable for: 
visualization of GIS information in 3d, usage of satellite imagery for data visualization
Time commitment: 
Low
Not suitable for: 
event based mapping
Technical expertise needed: 
Low
Cost considerations: 
The system is free. The Pro version of the software costs 499$ and offers more capabilities