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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

If Google Earth has inspired a generation of amateur geographers, Earth Explorer may be just the thing to help supplement that interest. The program offers a 3D rendition of the Earth spinning in space, next to a table of information on countries, cites, and islands. Clicking on any of the entries shows its location on the globe, and scrolling over the table provides data such as population, country size, and capital city. Users can zoom in on any area of the globe, displaying high-resolution satellite images, or calculate the distances between any two points. The program can be configured to display different views, such as those outlining rivers, major cities, or recent earthquakes. As a student resource, the program could certainly be invaluable, but anyone with an interest in geography may also find this a fun way to expand her global knowledge.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.1

Version 6.1 adds support for living map and several important features for self-defines map.


Publisher Motherplanet
Publisher web site
Release Date October 08, 2009
Date Added October 08, 2009
Version 6.1


Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 9.76MB
File Name InstallEarthExplorer.exe


Total Downloads 65,889
Downloads Last Week 2


License Model Free to try
Limitations Low-res maps only
Price $59.95
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