Google Earth for Mac

Google Earth for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 44 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.0.2093.0
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
September 14, 2006
Price:
Purchase
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.0/10.1/10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC
Total Downloads:
2,968
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
  • 3D-capable video card
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    • All Versions:

      3.9

      out of 44 votes

      • 5 star: 20
      • 4 star: 14
      • 3 star: 3
      • 2 star: 1
      • 1 star: 6
    • Current Version:

      4.2

      out of 6 votes

      • 5 star: 3
      • 4 star: 2
      • 3 star: 0
      • 2 star: 1
      • 1 star: 0
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    • 5 stars

      "Great Product works for me"

      December 23, 2008   |   By Mario-Piombo

      Version: Google Earth 4.3.7284.3916

      Pros

      Google makes great stuff

      Cons

      None to tell

      Summary

      The product is a great solution for the average map user, its functional and easy.

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    • 1 stars

      "Crashes on launching application"

      December 10, 2008   |   By dmcdaniel1

      Version: Google Earth 4.3.7284.3916

      Pros

      This product will not launch on my IMac 10.5.5

      Cons

      Same: after downloading it I try starting it up and the second it starts up it crashes

      Summary

      Google support doesn't seem to have any fixes for this problem. Their support for Mac suck. People have written in about the same problem but no one shows in solution. I can run 4.2 fine but not 4.3

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    • 1 stars

      "Problems..."

      July 21, 2007   |   By montylee

      Version: Google Earth 4.1.7076.4458

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I've used this version on several newer Macs, but all have the same problems--poor imagery, errors, and problems navigating. I'd go back to the previous version if I could. This version always resulst in an image error (Server returned error trying to load image: http://geosite.ca/geosite-ge.gif) and then you have problems with navigation. The program has lots of problems finding places, even when you tell it the country (try navigating to Noto, Japan - site of the earthquake 6 months ago - it will take you to some place in Italy! It ignores the country of Japan completely). Keyboard commands do not all work like their help page says (some do, some don't). In short, I wouldn't pay for this program so its a good thing its free. No support, of course, and very little help from the forums. Having lost the ability to navigate in this version (MacBook Pro dual) makes this version worthless.

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    • 4 stars

      "Stuttery."

      May 29, 2007   |   By Milford

      Version: Google Earth 4.1.7076.4458

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I upgraded my Google Earth to 4.1.7076.4458 as it recommended, and now all flying tours/directions stutter terribly, with abrupt jumps in altitude and jumps forward. I'm running it on a MacBook 10.4.9, so there shouldn't be any hardware problems, and indeed there weren't in the previous version. Silly me for overwriting it...now to search for an older version to revert to...

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    • 5 stars

      "Amazing!"

      April 09, 2007   |   By jason119

      Version: Google Earth 4.0.2736

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I think this software is fantastic and it keeps getting better with new images. Do yourself a favour, download it - find Mt. Everest and pull the world so that it turns on its own. You will be amazed by the 3D effect - Really.

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    • 5 stars

      "Great Application"

      February 15, 2007   |   By Dobora

      Version: Google Earth 4.0.2736

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Great application which allows you to make a trip around the world from your couch.

      I love it.

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    • 1 stars

      "Just aweful!!"

      December 21, 2006   |   By sylvie*64

      Version: Google Earth 4.0.2694

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I've been trying every version since Google Earth came out and the satellite image of my house has always been from over 2 1/2 years old!!! Come on Google, what's preventing you from getting more real-time imagery? 2 1/2 years old is just not acceptable.

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    • 5 stars

      "Great app., many uses and search works very well"

      October 25, 2006   |   By fredfriendly12345

      Version: Google Earth 4.0.2093.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I use Google Earth frequently to locate businesses in my area. I use it to place available apartments and houses, too. Can't say enough good things about this FREE app. Keep it up, Google!

      I'd give the Support/Documentation item a higher grade, but I never had to use either.

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    • 4 stars

      "Great product, but GPS support broken (for me)"

      October 25, 2006   |   By nzphil76_dotmac

      Version: Google Earth 4.0.2093.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      This is a fantastic aid to the traveller, geographer or casual Earth enthusiast.

      I have one serious issue however; after paying for the upgrade to Google Earth Plus, so that I could get live GPS data into Google Earth, I have been unable to get Google Earth's GPS support working at all, in spite of following Google's instructions to the letter, and in spite of the fact that my GPS works flawlessly on dozens of other GPS-aware apps on my machine, including MacGPSPro, LoadMyTracks, GPSdX, Route 66, MacStumbler and more.

      An email enquiry to Google Earth Support drew a form response (along the lines of RTFM), and I have not had any contact from their development team in spite of my offer to provide them any manner of debugging info that could help them improve their product (I am a Mac developer too!)

      Its a Garmin Geko 301 connected via a Keyspan USA-19QW for the curious.. hardly a difficult combination to support, IMHO.

      So a good product but be warned: if you are considering the upgrade to get GPS support, test it first on someone else's copy of Google Earth Plus first.

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    • 5 stars

      "Crashes"

      October 04, 2006   |   By Teddles

      Version: Google Earth 4.0.2093.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Will not open on a G5 running 10.4.8
      Activity Monitor says it's using 100% of the processor power even after it's stopped 'bouncing' in the Dock...(and not opening)
      Version 4.0.1 worked fine. Bah!

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