Google Earth Enterprise (GEE), "the enterprise product that allows developers to build and host their own private maps and 3D globes," announced in 2017 that it would give the public access to its data by making its products open source. Previously only available to paying customers, the resource contains 470,000 lines of code. This decision follows similar work done by software companies to make deprecated products open source. Google, in its press release, claims the decision is to allow a wide range of developers to improve and build on the data available. It might also encourage more GEE customers to move to Google's paid cloud-based geospatial services, including the Google Cloud Platform and the Google Earth Engine.