Google Earth is one of the most known pieces of software. According to Blorge, Google Earth offers you the possibility to visit any place on Earth you want, from the deeps of the oceans to the heights of Himalaya Mountains, from the Greatest Pyramid to the Chinese Wall, or from the most deserted places on the planet to the biggest metropolis on the Earth.
Some of the common Google Earth features, regardless of the version and OS, include satellite view, terrain view, map view, 3D building, information about the places you choose, traffic count, demographic data, and Street View.
The Google Earth Pro 7.3.1 has just been released 2 days ago and bring support for 64-bit operating systems and lots of performance improvements.
Google Earth Pro, despite the ‘Pro’ label, come as a freeware and is available on Google Earth official site.
The changes in the Google Earth Pro 7.3.1 version include
- Performance improvements and 64-bit support
- DirectX mode support
- SSL support
- CSV importing support
- GPS live mode
Google Earth Pro 7.3.1 also comes with improved advanced business instruments, including:
- Advanced measurement tools
- Support for importing CSV and ESRI GIS files
- Support for hi-res printing
- Support for videos production in FullHD resolution with the incorporated Movie Maker
However, Google Earth Pro 7.3.1 has some issues of stability in the ‘Tables’ tool. Also, when updating your already installed 32-bit version to the newly launched Google Earth Pro 7.3.1 64-bit version, you’ll lose the cache data.
Google Earth Pro version will be the only PC available version. The Google Earth ‘regular’ version with lesser features and instruments will remain available as a web-based version as well as on mobile devices (Android and iOS).
Google Earth Pro will also permit you to visit Mars or the Moon, as well as the International Space Station, upon a partnership that Google signed with NASA.
Curious if there are good Google Earth pro alternatives?
The version 7.3.1 seems to be the complete Google Earth version so far and as Google will focus their attention on the development of the PC version of the software we’ll have to expect that more and more improvements, features and instruments will be added in the following versions.