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Key Details of Google Earth

  • Explore the entire world from above with satellite imagery, 3D globe terrain, real environments, and structures
  • Last updated on 07/29/20
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • Also available on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows

Editors' Review

by   / June 01, 2016

Google Earth is a planetary exploration tool that 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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Editors' Review

by   / June 01, 2016

Google Earth is a planetary exploration tool that 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.

User Reviews
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    out of 1,799 votes

    • 5 star 852
    • 4 star 589
    • 3 star 143
    • 2 star 73
    • 1 star 142
 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.3.3.7786

  • Updated Street View experience.
  • Enhanced plus code search results.
  • When you add a photo to a placemark, the placemark can be automatically repositioned to the GPS location of the photo.
  • Fixes connectivity issues sometimes seen after reconnecting to WiFi.
  • GPS imports now support GeoJSON format.

General

Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date July 29, 2020
Date Added July 29, 2020
Version 7.3.3.7786

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory Science Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Webware
Additional Requirements Requires Google account

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File Size Not Available
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 7,857,538
Downloads Last Week 92

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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