I used GE a lot. I have mapped out several old shipwrecks we have found here snorkelling, and I use it to find conch habitat, and the best paths through coral
and shoal areas. BUT be aware that some of the data on it is old. I can easily see that the images
here in the TCI on GE are approaching five years out of date. This means that there are dredged channels, docks, marinas
, and canals that exist that are not on GE.
And for some reason, GE will sometimes 'blur' out big areas and there is no resolution. Or at least not enough to be useful. When we moved here, for example, in '05 there was a clear GE image of French Cay. then, for some reason around '06 or '07, the entire Caicos Bank was blurred to the point of uselessness. Lately, they have returned some of the resolution to it, but not all.
Since I now know that they degrade certain areas images
from time to time, I am very cautious now about uploading upgrades to GE. Sometimes the old data is better than the latest. No kidding.