Google Earth

Google Earth

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    7,483,587
  • Date Added:
    April 16, 2008
  • File Size:
    766.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,976
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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The latest version of Google Earth continues to set the mapping paradigm. 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 again, but the real draw is the addition of Street View, an on-the-ground 360-degree look at the premises that users may recognize from Google Maps. Also gracing the virtual globe is an option to illuminate it in real-time.

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 3D rendering program SketchUp, which you can use to place buildings and other ornamentation 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

    3.8

    out of 242 votes

    • 5 star 95
    • 4 star 74
    • 3 star 31
    • 2 star 16
    • 1 star 26
  • 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

"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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What's new in version 4.3
Version 4.3 adds day and night lighting, Street View, more 3D models, and faster rendering speeds.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date April 16, 2008
Date Added April 16, 2008
Version 4.3
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
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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