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:
    7,533,138
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 16, 2008
  • 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 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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4 stars

"Fun and runs great"

February 14, 2009  |  By jb2750

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

Lots of options,will take awhile to try all features,like the user added features.

Cons

Would like it to go back to previuos view when closing camera.

Summary

No problems running on my Dell XPS M1530 with Windows Vista Premium SP1.Lots of options for you to try.I've had no problem running in ether open gl or directX modes.

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4 stars

""Out of this world!""

February 13, 2009  |  By space_hawke

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

I like being able to fly out into space to view constellations and other celestial bodies, going under the water, etc., neat tools!

Cons

I'd like to see the world terrain maps updated more frequently. My neighbor's had a pool for a couple of years now but it's nowhere to be found!

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5 stars

"a very use full program"

February 13, 2009  |  By awgmdshukri

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

a very handy guide

Cons

not update and some place missing

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4 stars

"OK I Guess"

February 12, 2009  |  By dkingsr

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

Works the same as others

Cons

Need to be able to zoom in closer than avertised

Summary

Works a lot better than 5.0 does. 5.0 doesn't work at all.

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3 stars

"its nice.but on zoom not clear"

February 11, 2009  |  By b_u_g_s

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

its the usefull software

Cons

the clarity on full zoom

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3 stars

"So so. Not very detailed in many instances."

February 08, 2009  |  By caddymax

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

Something different, a new toy.

Cons

There is no consistency of closeness and sharpness from place to place.

Summary

It's OK for playing around but frustrating if you want detail destinations and views.

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3 stars

"A pleasant program, Find no pratical use."

February 03, 2009  |  By RonldBanfield

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

Easy to use, I like Google products and have had no real problems with Google Earth.

Cons

Google attrects scam artists such a This llatest one going to places of interest. Ony 20.00, but when downloaded did not work and could not find the company to get my money back.

Summary

Easy to use, Google is a reliable company and I am satisfied with both.

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4 stars

"you feel like you are flying"

January 30, 2009  |  By MAVRICK3447

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

it is a grate sauce of info

Cons

the start is a little hard at first

Summary

this product take you any were in the world from your own home for just about free

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4 stars

"great for verifying RV Parks and their locations"

January 29, 2009  |  By braveheartsr

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

Google Earth is very easy to use and very informative.

Cons

I wish the resolution was a little better

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3 stars

"images too old -how often are they updated"

January 29, 2009  |  By Rama520

 |  Version: Google Earth 4.3

Pros

i like the layers - great for finding food entertainment , golf in the area you are staying

Cons

most images are years old but it is fun to peak in on friends address

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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 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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