The Board of Governors has signed off on a proposal that, if approved, would permit Florida courts to take “judicial notice” of information gleaned from web-based mapping services, such as Google Earth.

At a July 29 meeting in Palm Beach, the board voted without objection to “accept” the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee proposal to adopt “Chapter 2022-100, Laws of Florida, to the extent it is procedural.”

The proposal goes next to the Supreme Court.