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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    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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