Google Earth

Google Earth

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4 beta
  • Total Downloads:
    7,483,587
  • Date Added:
    June 12, 2006
  • File Size:
    766.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,976
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

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. Google Earth's active user community has produced several nifty mods, including topographic and historical maps. The only potential downside to the program is that 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 136 votes

    • 5 star 86
    • 4 star 34
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • 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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Results 1–4 of 4

5 stars

"Google Earth is great!"

December 16, 2013  |  By weegee2899

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.2.2041

Pros

Let's you explore all over the usa and other countries too!

Cons

Can be laggy.
And the pictures can take a while to focus. I think that depends on your graphics card.

Summary

Besides the cons Google Earth is great!

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1 stars

"Extremely annoying CNET display"

November 16, 2013  |  By keesvanderwal

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.2.2041

Pros

None positive to mention about this CNET web page.

Cons

On the CNET page I cannot find the button to start the download of the intended program. There is an extremely annoying number of buttons leading to downloads of other nonsense-programs that i do NOT want to download.

Summary

Extremely annoying CNET web page.

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1 stars

"Will not download."

November 15, 2013  |  By Moxnicht

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.2.2041

Pros

See above.......................

Cons

See above..........

Summary

See above..........

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1 stars

"won't download"

November 14, 2013  |  By roadbase

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.2.2041

Pros

won't download so i don't need to waste my time with it.

Cons

not downloading

Summary

won't run

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date June 12, 2006
Date Added June 12, 2006
Version 4 beta
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 7,483,587
Downloads Last Week 1,976
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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