Google Earth

Google Earth

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    7,533,138
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 22, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    766.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,045
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

    4.2

    out of 258 votes

    • 5 star 127
    • 4 star 92
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 16
  • 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

"realy i love it !!!!!! that its a very importinted site"

January 25, 2009  |  By sippra

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

realy i love it !!!!!!.
that its a very importinted site . about rearth view love him

Cons

love u very much

Summary

love very much All submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsible for the contents of your submissionAll submitted ratings and written comments become the sole property of CNET Networks, Inc. (CNET) and may be used at CNET Networks' sole discretion. Ratings and written comments are generally posted within two to four business days in batch groups, not in real time. However, CNET Networks reserves the right to remove or refuse to post any submission for any reason. You acknowledge that you, not CNET Networks, are responsi

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5 stars

"Look great on the move"

December 25, 2008  |  By LaneGillespie

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

veary fast to set up

Cons

havent got to use yet

Summary

dont know yet eather way

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5 stars

"i would like map location"

December 18, 2008  |  By tuanlama

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

i would like map location

Cons

i would like map location

Summary

i would like map location

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4 stars

"great map to see existing site & building conditions"

December 16, 2008  |  By BurtonH

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

the three dimensional views

Cons

does not give all street names

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3 stars

"quite helpful and educational"

December 10, 2008  |  By milnearlyne

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

informative

Cons

difficult to download if using slow computer

Summary

As a whole,its kind of a world tour without leaving my computer

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4 stars

"magnifacation could ge a bit more focused and stronger."

December 02, 2008  |  By tonynetz

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

you can look at what ya want.

Cons

Magniiacion and focus

Summary

it works quite well.

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4 stars

"Cemeteries are no longer visible."

November 18, 2008  |  By vonstac

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

I think the product is great.

Cons

Too many pictures submitted by people cluttering up the maps.

Summary

I record cemeteries (for free) to help people find their ancestors.and I donate the results to a free genealogical website. Google Earth was a source where I could find the various cemeteries and plot them on a map for later recording. This data is no longer available, making my job a lot more difficult. Why were they removed? Will they ever return?

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5 stars

"I do work daily with my car to help my client`s needs"

October 27, 2008  |  By badraldin ali saga khalif

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

I use to travel from location to other through the day then come back late to my home

Cons

to help me looking all over the globe

Summary

always Iam in good knloedge infront of my collegues and friends . I my self more motivatated to the world of today technology . so this product get me live alive any where , any time , so I do love to work with daily

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5 stars

"Good, but not complete, some streets are not found yet"

April 15, 2008  |  By toli

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

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5 stars

"Thank GOD for Download.com!!"

April 15, 2008  |  By Jim Harmon

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.2

Pros

I have used this before, and it's the best map program I've seen - and that includes ones you pay for.

Cons

I've tried NUMEROUS times to download this from the "official" website, and I don't even get a download window. If it weren't for Download.com, I'd have to live without it since Google.com doesn't offer any assistance that I can find.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2
Version 4.2 adds a Sky in Google Earth feature, which lets you view millions of stars and galaxies.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date August 22, 2007
Date Added August 22, 2007
Version 4.2
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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