View satellite pictures, maps, terrain, buildings and other global imagery.Free
View satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, geographical content.Free
Log tracks, create placemarks, and save them as Google Earth KML files on your Pocket PC.Free to try
Put a planet's worth of geographic information right into your iPhone.Free
Automate the cache file building for an area selected in Google Earth.Free
Explore the world from the palm of your hand with Google Earth.Free
Put geographic information of planet right on your desktop.Free to try
Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Free
Convert Google Earth into a real-time GPS navigation for laptop and netbook.Free to try
Receive alerts of new locations posted on the Web.Free
About Google Earth
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map, and geographical information app. With Google Earth online or Google Earth for mobile, you can travel around the planet, exploring 2D or 3D recreations of maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and much more. You can see the planet from space using satellite imagery or view the world at ground level with the integrated Google Earth Street View feature. The mobile version also allows you to explore on your own or use the "tour guide" to bring up virtual tours from around the globe.
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Google Earth lets you explore extensive geographical content, zoom from space to street level, search businesses, visualize and share your GPS tracks, fly around the world in 3D, time travel with historical imagery, and dive beneath the surface of the ocean.
Google Earth Pro enables you to utilize everything Google Earth has to offer, plus capitalize on advanced business tools, which enable you to compute distances and areas using measurement tools, use Movie Maker to create media collateral, print high-res images for reports, import large vector image files to quickly map GIS data, and map addresses with the Spreadsheet Importer.
Google Earth may be the most advanced, feature-rich app for viewing satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, faraway galaxies, and the deep ocean. But it's not the only one. Here are three competitors that can also get the job done.
Nasa World Wind
NASA World Wind is a free desktop app, developed by NASA with the open-source community. It allows you to zoom from satellite altitude to anywhere on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, the app enables you to experience earthly terrain in 3D. NASA World Wind users can also view, tilt, rotate, and zoom the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and the Galilean Moons. There are also numerous plug-ins and add-ons for features like camera-controlling scripts and XML files that can display place-markers as icons.
Explore the world with Marble's robust set of city and street-level maps. Search for addresses and places of interest. Figure out and create walking, biking, and driving routes online and offline via drag and drop. View clouds and sun shadow, follow satellites and space stations, and display their orbits in real-time. Time travel using maps from past centuries. Use the app similarly to a desktop globe, and pan around and measure distances. At closer scale it becomes a world atlas, while OpenStreetMap takes you to street level. Marble also offers maps of the moon and other planets.
The mobile-only app provides 2D and 3D views of the sky, easing identification of planets and constellations. Spin the Earth or the planet of your choice with one finger. It also shows times when planets are most visible.