Humboldt Sheriff's Department Busts Pot Growers with Google Earth
Todd Fulton, a deputy in the Humboldt County, Calif., sheriffâ€™s department, said his agency is also using Google Earth as one piece in its marijuana interdiction activities, albeit a small one. "Weâ€™ll use GPS (devices) and transfer the GPS data over to Google Earth," Fulton said, "to get an idea of the terrain weâ€™re dealing with."
Thatâ€™s particularly useful in a region like Humboldt Countyâ€“one of the largest marijuana-growing regions in the United Statesâ€“given that it consists of millions of acres of rough, hilly terrain. So being able to use Google Earth to do something that previously might have required flying around in a helicopter is much more efficient, Fulton suggested.
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