Google Earth

Google Earth

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1798 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    7,533,138
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 28, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    766.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,045
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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It's rare to encounter free software as well designed and powerful as this informative application, but the folks at Google have done it again. When you first fire up Google Earth, you'll immediately notice that most of the interface's real estate is used to display a rendering of the globe, complete with topographical markings. You simply enter information for the location you'd like to visit--such as city name, country, or specific street address--and Google Earth will begin slowly zooming in on your destination. After a moment, you'll see a satellite image of the place you entered. Controls below the location window let you zoom in or out even further; move north, south, east, and west; and save specific locations on the map.

The program's Layers panes allows you to determine what sort of information appears on the map. For instance you can choose to display roads, hospitals, grocery stores, restaurants, golf courses, bars, and even crime statistics. We also appreciate the tool that provides point-to-point driving directions. The only potential downside of Google Earth is it can consume a fairly large amount of RAM when running in the background, so as the developer notes, folks with older machines might experience performance issues. But everyone else is bound to love Google Earth, either as an informational tool or an entertaining novelty.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 231 votes

    • 5 star 154
    • 4 star 49
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 1798 votes

    • 5 star 851
    • 4 star 589
    • 3 star 143
    • 2 star 73
    • 1 star 142
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5 stars

"i had in my mind to have such thanks i got it it well"

February 19, 2010  |  By najeebkhan1956

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

it will help to the intelligence for locating many things

Cons

it shud b given to onlly right and identified persons. not cnfirmed how u verify the right

Summary

hope for it success. kindly give tips to members to use perfectly.

Updated on Mar 1, 2010

i am a primary teacher cnet google earth can b of great help to me .honestly such sites update and help to teachers who still want to learn.

Updated on Mar 30, 2010

this is an added knowledge for students,fun for children,help for writers,travellors,and for correction in maps.

Updated on Jun 22, 2010

some improvement can be done, an idea to be be given from where to learn to use site to maximum. those who have less knowledge face problem, like me who have not gone to any institute for beginners training. of computor.

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2 stars

"Not much different than other versions."

December 11, 2009  |  By chowa1231

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Nothing special.

Cons

Close up rendition not good quality even in the large cities.

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1 stars

"New Google Earth 5Sucks"

February 20, 2009  |  By Fire1946

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Better features?

Cons

Old version worked fine with WinXP. Tried to update and new version does not display at all; also could not reinstal old version.

Summary

Google is unable to provide an answer to this problem

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5 stars

"really enjoy"

September 20, 2008  |  By asues

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

everything

Cons

like it all

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4 stars

"fantastic"

June 12, 2006  |  By mariadomenico

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

thought this was really fantastic, with just a click, and your around any part of the world..

Cons

my PC is about 4 years old, there were times this didn't work for me

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5 stars

"its very goog"

June 08, 2006  |  By 124578963

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

its verey good

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2 stars

"You better be good"

June 03, 2006  |  By Irobotbender

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

You better not shout, You better not cry, You better be good, I'm telling you why.

As my truck spent 1 time parking in the back yard for 15 minutes to unload a picnic table. Bingo. What's next, your bedroom window. On a good note though, I did check to see if my wife was where she said she was that day.Good thing she wasn't sunbathing in the back yard instead! And my employees, were they really sick that day, or did they go fishing at the lake?

With all the bb opinions out of the way, there are other photo maps that are more recent & up to date & one even has more detail, but are not as highly advertised as this one.

Cons

Left me with not knowing the difference between the pros & cons. Outdated photos.

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5 stars

"great"

June 01, 2006  |  By alex.sim

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

easy to use with a lot of high resoliotion pictures

Cons

nothing

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5 stars

"I defy anyone who defies this program."

May 31, 2006  |  By Tle9713

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

A view of the world. A solid interface. Precise to the world. Did I ever mention that the stars are even in their respective positions to eachother and to themselves? Google has definitely went through the world with a fine comb and has read everyone's mind, they know what anyone could possible want and expect. I've spent several hours playing in absolute awe with this masterpiece.

And I'm probably not the only one who has said that.

F!@#$%^ genius. Enough Said.

Cons

This requires broadband (duh, you're looking at the world in detail....).

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4 stars

"Innovitave, it was copied alot"

May 30, 2006  |  By Karinzuja

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Very good. It was the first free version of its kind, later to be copied by microsoft. It was run off the old keyhole technology, improved by google's massive resources. I think this software has no real practical use, but is very fun to use. It offers very close up aerial photographs and partial route planners. The 3D buildings in some of the cities let you fly around near them like your on a plane.

Cons

Can slow down your computer and use up alot of internet connection. Dont use on anything less than 1meg broadband.

Doesnt show maps very well outside the USA.

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date June 28, 2005
Date Added June 28, 2005
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Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 766.45KB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,533,138
Downloads Last Week 1,045
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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