Looks like we are in the same biz. My (unacceptable) workaround is to save an image from Google Earth with a scale indicator, import it into Sketchup, draw a line the length of the scale indicator, use the tape measure tool to rescale the model, explode the image, create a component from it, lock the component, geolocate it, unlock the resulting geolocated image, delete it, and then proceed with my workflow.
Trimble, are you listening? Totally ridiculous compared to my prior workflow.
And, it's far less accurate because the scaling is error prone.
The add location tool was what made me embrace Sketchup Pro over AutoCAD in the first place. Now I find it almost unbearable to use Sketchup for my purposes.