Google Earth for Mac

Google Earth for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 98 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.2.2074
  • Total Downloads:
    431,577
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    42.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    152
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note:

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.3

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 98 votes

    • 5 star 33
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 14
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5 stars

"Exceptional capability to know more about Earh"

July 31, 2011  |  By Gharanizadeh

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

To update new changes , in Antarctis , north pool and volcanic activity , smelting of is and snowy region as ,Siberia , Greenland , And,s Mount Everest , Klimanjarw ,..

Cons

The best map over the Earth - planet

Summary

Best one

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4 stars

"Great product"

July 24, 2011  |  By jhills

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

Use to look at new homes away from me. Easy

Cons

Sometimes fuzzy

Summary

Great for my pirpose

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5 stars

"Speedier than ever!"

June 15, 2011  |  By Tord555

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

A great way of acccessing maps from around the world, fast and accurate, as far as I've been able to check!

Cons

Takes up quite a lot of space on your drive!

Summary

Love it!

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2 stars

"great once I solved the huge glitches in the install"

April 15, 2011  |  By NeilFiertel

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

Fast and nice detail though on the Mac some of the controls do not work as expected.

Cons

There is terrible installer and uninstall issues requiring that I shut off the internet to even get the program to open. it would otherwise quit before opening.

Summary

Once opened with no internet connection, one has to remove all the cache files and close the preference for startup tips, then close the program and open it again this time with the internet available

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4 stars

"Some of the new views are great"

April 08, 2011  |  By aziagolfer

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

Very handy for use with some of my other apps

Cons

Some steps take too long to get the view I wanted.

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4 stars

"Over all very good"

April 08, 2011  |  By Grattan

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

quick, easy to navigate, as usual.

Cons

when you go to street view, take note that the pictures are several years old

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3 stars

"Google Earth was working fine, I don't get time to play"

April 05, 2011  |  By lathangt

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

Lots of great uses for this program, but I find I don't dedicate much time to it so don't have much to offer for pro comments!

Cons

It works well, street view works well, but many areas of Canada have not been photographed - many small communities.

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1 stars

"Update fills only half of screen"

April 01, 2011  |  By sandsbw

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

None, since I wasn't able to use the application

Cons

The new version of the application was unusable

Summary

Prior version of Google Earth worked fine. Downloaded and installed updated version. Except for menu bars at top, the Google Earth application only filled the bottom half of the screen. And only half of the app was visible. The top half of the screen was all white. I still had the old dmg file and reinstalled that, and now it's working OK again. I tried downloading the updated file three times with a fresh install each time, and each time, I got the same half-screen results. I'm on the latest version of OS X, so that shouldn't be an issue.

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2 stars

"Not quite ready yet."

March 31, 2011  |  By jasocean

 |  Version: Google Earth 6.0.2.2074

Pros

Does most of what it's supposed to.

Cons

No longer has "street view"

Summary

I'll wait for a complete version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.2.2074
  • Fixed a crash when getNormalStyleUrl was called on a StyleMap referencing a non-existent Style.
  • Fixed some issues using plugin on HTTPS sites.
  • Fixed disabling ground level navigation through API
  • No longer supporting OSX 10.4, Windows 2000, and PowerPC Macs.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date March 30, 2011
Date Added March 30, 2011
Version 6.0.2.2074
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.88MB
File Name desktop.html
Popularity
Total Downloads 431,577
Downloads Last Week 152
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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