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We’ve all heard about the famous Google Earth Pro going completely free to use, regardless of whether or not you’re running an organization, Google Earth Pro is going to be free and there hasn’t been any update from Google regarding a policy change.

So until we hear anything from the folks over at Google, we might as well enjoy the premium services.

The Differences

Do remember that Google Earth Pro simply had features that corporations and enterprises used across the world, it was simply a commercial version of Google Earth, to be used for commercial purposes, the price tag was $399 per year but that price tag has been removed, it’s completely free.

So let’s discuss the differences between the standard and commercial versions of Google Earth.

Print Resolutions

Google Earth allows its users to print a thousand pixels worth of data at a time, Google Earth Pro however lets you do so at a much higher resolution, 4800 pixels.



Again, this is a feature that might interest people from all corners of the world, perhaps you just wanted to make the newest piece of art and it required a bird’s eye view of the world or perhaps you only wished to decorate your home with something unique.

Data Imports

By default Google Earth doesn’t allow any data to be imported, Google Earth Pro however is compatible with quite a few GIS data formats as well as capable of importing addresses, so if your transport service has to keep eyes on where everyone is and which is the best route to take, then Google Earth Pro has got your back.

More Data

Google Earth Pro provides you with some data that the standard version doesn’t, these are simple demographics and traffic counts, things that might not interest household users and are therefore kept out of their sight unless they look for it.

Movie Making

Google Earth Pro comes with its own powerful Movie Maker which is able to make movies and fly-bys at 1080p, giving you exactly what you needed to finish your latest animation project.

Measurement Tools

When it came to the standard Google Earth, all we had on our hands was just distance measurement tools, well Google Earth Pro gives us the power to measure more than just straight lines, you’re able to measure areas and much more, so if your profession revolves around geographical data, whether its entire fields or just a home, do take a look at what Google Earth Pro has to offer.

Google Earth Pro also offers a map making tool, allowing users to update city maps and make changes accordingly.

The Similarities

Apart from these though, Google Earth Pro and Google Earth are completely identical, so much that they might as well be the same piece of software, you can download either version and make full use of the features that they have to offer without any pay wall, completely free of charge.

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