Google Earth

Google Earth

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.2.8415
  • Total Downloads:
    7,533,138
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    766.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,045
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: The 556K downloadable file is a stub installer from Google that requires you to stay online during installation and download the full Google Earth program via the Google Updater.

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 added features that make it a necessity for those whose topographic desires are more serious. Although Google Ocean is the big newsmaker in version 5, you can also check out the surface of our nearest neighbor, Mars, as well as incorporating historical Earth maps.

If you'll forgive the pun, the oceanic maps are pretty cool. They 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 menubar 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 on the fly.

The only downside to the program is that it can consume a large amount of RAM, so older machines might experience performance issues, but even that can now be configured through the Options menu. 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

    1.7

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 11
  • 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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1 stars

"Piece of junk and worse the version 6"

February 24, 2013  |  By JDaleSum

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

there are no pros to this

Cons

when I first downloaded the version 6, is was worse then than the previous versions. With directx, it stunk and with GL there was not improvment. It knocks my monitor colors all ****-eyed. All I get is wierd color combinations on my screens and have to restart to get it cleared up.

Summary

JUNK IT!!!

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5 stars

"I've yet to see anything like it"

February 21, 2013  |  By gulfsailor

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

this may be the only way i'll get to tour the world. tho' i'd like to visit some of these places

Cons

bummer when it's not zooming in

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1 stars

"It does not work on my system XP sp3"

January 28, 2013  |  By wheelie1001

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

NONE IT does not work for me

Cons

wont let me start in Directx,only partial pic in open GL

Summary

I loved the previous version my system crashed so I lost my older version

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1 stars

"Doesn't install on DELL-XPS15 :("

January 04, 2013  |  By csmith1968

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

Unknown at this point.

Cons

The newest version of Google Earth doesn't install on my DELL-XPS15 notebook and I had to revert to version 5.

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1 stars

"This version failed on startup on my mac."

December 31, 2012  |  By rod Irving

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

Google should re-write a new version that works.

Cons

After several re-installs this version still failed to start.

Summary

Use the previous version.

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1 stars

"It has crashed my computer"

December 29, 2012  |  By MichaelRDouglas

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

I liked this program, it was very useful, but with constant crashes I have had to discard it,

Cons

See above.

Summary

I have removed the program and then reinstalled it, 4 times; it crashes the computer each time. I have now removed it permanently.

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4 stars

"Works ok for me"

December 28, 2012  |  By llwbtdt

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

Nice to search the world and see all borders of countries etc. Ir retained my locations I had saved from earlier version.

Cons

Not up to date on pictures, would be nice if it was updated yearly.

Summary

Good way to search for address etc. Lot of different tools that are available to use. Star gaze, look at the moon. Not as good as a NSA satellite but it is free.

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4 stars

"Wonderful Resource"

December 27, 2012  |  By mariegarden

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

It is amazing that this can be done on a simple home computer.
Seeing in amazing detail from the next street to all over the world.

Cons

Sometimes individual locations are off but we can't all be perfect.

Summary

Great resource with so many uses and free makes it even better.

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1 stars

"Can't use after installation on my machine"

December 26, 2012  |  By wwindus

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

Quick download

Cons

I get error messages saying that I need additional software but when I download the added software it still gives me the same message. It is a broken release for WinXP SP3

Summary

I can't even go back to the previous version, which worked well.

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1 stars

"Complete computer LOCKUP !!!!"

December 25, 2012  |  By jmichaelq

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.2.8415

Pros

Nothing but problems, I have tried every corrective measure that Google Earth has to offer. JUNK

Cons

No way to get my old version back

Summary

Stay away from this version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.2.8415
Version 7.0.2.8415 has support for 3D imagery data, Zooming in now tilts at a higher elevation in order to showcase 3D imagery, and included redesigned startup tips and status bar.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date December 13, 2012
Date Added December 18, 2012
Version 7.0.2.8415
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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