How Are Indian Farmers Using Google Earth [Watch Video]



When an Indian state government wanted to acquire the land of farmers for building a Special Economic Zone, the farmers used satellite pictures from Google Earth to prove their land is fertile.

CNN IBN reports that "initially state authorities claimed that only a small portion of the earmarked land is fertile and that some parts of it is submerged by salty creek water, meaning lower compensation for the farmers."

The farmers then downloaded satellite pictures of their land from Google Earth which clearly crop areas and helped farmers back their claims for higher compensation.

Google Earth aid for Maha farmers | IBN Live Video Report
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