Google Earth Pro, once prized at an eye-watering $399 a year is now available for free. This is good news for folks who want to do explore certain geographic areas for research purposes and for companies that require geospatial data for presentations and virtual tours.
As mentioned earlier, Google Earth Pro provides users with a variety of geospatial data that include but aren’t limited to the following:
- High-resolution imagery
- 3D cityscapes
- Detailed roadmaps
- Panoramic imagery at street level
- Historical imagery
- Rich points of interest such as natural features and business locations
The latest version of this tool (Google Earth Pro 18.104.22.16807) now has the ability to measure three-dimensional structures, print high-resolution images, or save them in PDF format. Users can also tap on the Movie Maker tool with content from Google Earth Pro to record video animations of tours, wherever it might be in the world.
Getting a license is still necessary if you want to download the latest version of Google Earth Pro. To do that, simply fill out the form available on this link. You’ll find that the URL provided leads to a free trial but you can ignore since the tool really is free.
Once you’ve registered, you can download the file to your computer and run the setup program by following the instructions provided.
Here are the system requirements for Google Earth Pro 22.214.171.12407 as sourced from Techworld.
Platforms: Windows 7 (64 bit),Windows 8,windows 10,Mac OS XVersion:126.96.36.19907Licence:FreewareDeveloper:GoogleDate Added:Apr 07, 2018
If you have an older OS or PC model, here’s a handy guide on how to install an older version of Google Earth.