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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.7.2600
  • Total Downloads:
    451,345
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    42.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    73
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Google Earth continues to set the mapping paradigm. Accessible enough for casual users, Google has added features that make it a necessity for those whose topographic desires are more serious. In addition to Earth cartography, you can also check out Google Ocean, historical Earth maps, and the surface of one of our closest neighbors, Mars.

The oceanic maps provide the capability to plunge to the floor of the sea, view exclusive content from the BBC and National Geographic, and explore shipwrecks like the Titanic in 3D. Exploring the Martian surface is limited to data provided from NASA, but that's not much of a limitation considering that it's unlikely that most of us will ever get to visit the Red Planet. Switching between Google Earth, Sky, and Mars can be done from the menu bar or from the planet icon on the toolbar.

Most of the interface's real estate displays a rendering of the globe, which can zoom in on a satellite image of your destination once you've keyed it in. Controls live on a top toolbar and a left-side navigation window that lets you quickly jump between different views and locations. Google's Street View, real-time illumination of the Earth, roads, restaurants, and even crime statistics can be displayed. Smooth integration with Google's 3D rendering program SketchUp means that you can design buildings and see how they'd interact with their surroundings.

The only downside to the program is that it can consume a large amount of RAM, so older machines might experience performance issues. That can be configured through the Options menu, and recent updates have helped address many of these performance issues, with improvements to rendering speed, frame rate, and even launch time.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1.7.2600
  • Removed menu items for Google Maps Engine and the Google Earth Community.
  • New Google and Google Earth logos.
  • Crashes from rearranging items in My Places.
  • Compatibility issue with 3dconnexion framework causing startup failures on some Mac installations.
  • Earth Pro: Removed registration dialog as Pro no longer requires a license.
  • Windows: "1603" installer error caused by attempts to re-install Earth 7.
  • Linux: Font dialog and other crashes.
  • Linux: Cache data inconsistency between 32 and 64-bit builds.
  • Linux: RPM installer problems with permissions in directory "/usr/bin".
  • Mac & Linux: Updated driver support for 3Dconnexion controller devices.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date December 21, 2015
Date Added December 21, 2015
Version 7.1.7.2600
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.88MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 451,345
Downloads Last Week 73
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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