Google Earth is an amazing tool that lets you discover the world we live in without having to leave your town. In fact, even when you’re in the comfort of your home or office, you can view picturesque views of stunning historical sites wherever they are on Earth and feel like a tourist exploring the local scenes.
With the regular Google Earth, you can conveniently visualize the tracks you made with GPS and also share the data with other people. You can even explore the earth in ways you can’t normally do in real time or in your lifetime such as diving into the surface of the ocean or have a flashback with historical imagery as if you’re time travelling. Also, you can zoom in and out of places in so many ways from street view to satellite view. For some businesspeople, they can explore business locations before they actually make ocular inspections.
The best news is that the Google Earth Pro version is now available for free! While you explore a lot of geographical content in the regular software in various ways (e.g. satellite view, bird’s eye view and street view), the Pro version is essentially developed for commercial use.
There are many benefits of using Google Earth Pro, such as the following:
- You can produce video clips and other media collateral by utilizing the Movie Maker;
- You can also print out screenshots and images in high resolution for use in reports and presentation materials;
- You can have an accurate estimate on various land areas, ground circumferences and street distances with the help of the available measuring tools;
- You can make use of the Spreadsheet Importer to conveniently map various locations and addresses; and
- You can conveniently map GIS data fast because you can import vector image files regardless of size.
Read ‘Google Earth vs Google Earth Pro – Which one to download?‘ to know more details of the differences between the two versions.
Before downloading and installing Google Earth Pro, make sure you have the basic system requirements. For the PC users, Windows 7, Vista or XP is necessary. For those who are using Mac, the operating system should be Mac OS X 10.6.0 or the later versions.
As of today, the latest Google Earth Pro version is the 7.1, but you still have the option to choose version 7.0. Just proceed to this link (http://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html) to read the software agreement and proceed with the download.
You will also be asked if you want the software to automatically make updates when new fixes and improvements are available, which can be convenient in ensuring that you get the latest tools available. Also, you will be asked if you want to allow Google to collect anonymous usage data to help improve the software in the future.
A license key is required to run Google Earth Pro, but you can use the key GEPFREE with your email address to gain access.