Google Earth

Google Earth

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4
  • Total Downloads:
    7,533,138
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 11, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    766.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,045
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The latest version of Google Earth makes it, indubitably, the only free mapping app worth considering. Accessible enough for casual users, Google has been added features that make it a necessity for those whose topographic desires are more serious.

Most of the interface's real estate displays a rendering of the globe, which slowly zooms in on a satellite image of your destination once you've keyed it in. The control panel has changed and is now translucent and sits unobtrusively in a corner of the map. The new diagonal movement control and flexible north anchor, so you can re-orient the map, are useful additions.

The Layers, Places and Search panes are now a left-side navigation bar, and have more options for determining what information appears on the map. Everything from roads and restaurants to crime statistics can be displayed; subcategories and individual items can be unchecked to show only what you need. Google's driving directions are incorporated, and the user community has produced several nifty mods, including historical maps. There's also integration with Google's 3-D rendering program SketchUp, so you can design a building and see it in a real-life setting.

The only downside to the program is that it can consume a large amount of RAM, so as the developer notes, older machines might experience performance issues. But everyone else is bound to love Google Earth, both as an entertaining novelty and an informational tool.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 188 votes

    • 5 star 115
    • 4 star 46
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 8
  • 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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4 stars

"keithannarthur"

February 23, 2009  |  By keithann

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

Pros

to explore

Cons

nothing i dont like

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5 stars

"very excelent and very, very good thanks for google."

August 18, 2007  |  By jagdish B.sonawane

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

Pros

this is good software to give knowledge of world topography for everyone specially students can simply understand topography and can get tour.

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5 stars

"Pleasing,easy to use tool at the tips of my fingers. I love it!"

August 16, 2007  |  By Hussein El Bakry

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

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5 stars

"Excellent !!!! Thank you "

August 15, 2007  |  By Ali 77

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

Pros

easy to obtain

Cons

FASINATING , THANK YOU GOOGLE !!!!!!!!

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3 stars

"have not used yet"

August 12, 2007  |  By THELMA LOUD

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

Pros

do not know

Cons

did not try yet

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4 stars

"t"

August 12, 2007  |  By esy1357

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"great downlod"

August 10, 2007  |  By RB Scarvelli

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

Pros

easy to open

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2 stars

"the zoom does not come close enough"

August 10, 2007  |  By poetpainter

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

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5 stars

"so easy to use"

August 08, 2007  |  By sampson4545

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

Pros

Keeps me aware of all the places of interest that has been in the news, also its great for doing a survey for holidays .

Cons

I can not seem to get the aspect ratio correct on vista for a wide screen so every thing is not quite round, ?

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5 stars

"good"

August 06, 2007  |  By owacruz

 |  Version: Google Earth 4

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date January 11, 2007
Date Added January 11, 2007
Version 4
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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