Google Earth

Google Earth

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 1798 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1.4.1529
  • Total Downloads:
    7,555,353
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    766.45KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,026
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Google Earth lets you take a virtual trip to anywhere in the world, with tons of photos, information, and other types of interactive displays you can explore. Whether you have a particular destination in mind, or you just want to poke around and see what it's like to live in different areas, this app has tons to offer.

Pros

Fun dynamic: With this program, you can literally spin the globe and let your finger land on any random spot to decide where to explore next. It's easy to get lost for hours clicking around to view images of different places and see how people live in all parts of the world.

Lots of info: In addition to the images, which are excellent, this app also provides tons of information on the people, culture, and history of an area.

Cons

Awkward navigation: When you're poking around, it's sometimes hard to know what you're clicking on other than photos. There are many different types of icons denoting various kinds of features all over the map, and while there is a key provided, the icons are so small that it's tough to tell them apart most of the time. This makes searching for specific features or information difficult.

Bottom Line

Google Earth gives you a lot of fun information to play with, but it could benefit from a bit of an interface upgrade. That's no reason not to try it out, though, especially since it's free, and it does run smoothly, even if you can't always tell exactly what you're clicking on.

 
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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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4 stars

"Makes you a first rate cyber tourist to far off places"

October 12, 2013  |  By Itemco

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.1.1888

Pros

Clear, concise, comprehensive.

Cons

Haven't found any worth mentioning - yet.

Summary

A-! overall.

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3 stars

"too data-heavy for older computers"

October 10, 2013  |  By haf canadian

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.1.1888

Pros

still useful

Cons

my XP computer does not handle the latest version well. street level does not load images completely, and may never fully focus. our Vista laptop, though sluggish loading street images and focusing overheads, still works acceptibly with Google Earth.

Summary

vPike.com works better overall than either Bing Maps or Google Earth. However GEarth has more of a fun factor.

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1 stars

"Didn't run"

October 10, 2013  |  By rajahkhan

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.1.1888

Pros

Probably good if it would run. Seemed to be missing something.

Cons

Didn't run. Program was missing something.

Summary

Didn't run.

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1 stars

"Where is the Mac Version?"

October 05, 2013  |  By rfb100

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.2.2019

Pros

Can't get it so there are no Pros.

Cons

Every Google Earth update that comes along almost always say its for Windows and Mac. Then when you get into the installation, instructions are in Windowsese and a medallion shows up that says Windows. Why say up front that it for both versions but it's not so for Macs? Or am I missing something?

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1 stars

"Do they pay people to break what used to work?"

August 31, 2013  |  By batvette

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.0.3.8542

Pros

Pro? I waste much less time using it because it SUCKS.

Cons

Con? The waste of time installing it.

Summary

I honestly have to wonder if companies like google and ebay have people employed with no better endeavor than work on ways to ruin what were once perfectly good programs so they can keep themselves busy fixing them later. This latest version is a complete mess! Thoroughly unpleasant to use, the navigation buttons either don't work or do things you don't want when they almost do. The graphics are a` joke, with the entire landscape looking like broken glass and when you're in surface view chunks of buildings float in the air like flying turds.
The whole thing for me, downloading it and trying to stumble through it, was just an annoying waste of time which is bizarre because a couple of years ago it worked great. How did this get through QA? It's like they have a bunch of idiots running the show and just don't care.

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5 stars

"Best Free Global Map system ever!"

August 29, 2013  |  By wieloszynski

 |  Version: Google Earth 7.1.1.1888

Pros

Well featured for everything in finding things anywhere on the globe.

Also melds well with Panormio for uploading and viewing others' imbedded pics on the globe as well as your own.

Cons

Large program that will stall under-powered PC's.

Will not automatically highlight address search bar when cursor is set there, like in most browsers, but not a big deal, simply have to backspace or delete each character.

Not all areas of the world are in the same definition.

Summary

Great program. I use it to locate people that I talk to in Amateur Radio around the world. Both educational and entertaining.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1.4.1529
Version 7.1.4.1529 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date May 22, 2015
Date Added May 22, 2015
Version 7.1.4.1529
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 766.45KB
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,555,353
Downloads Last Week 1,026
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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