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What is Google Earth?



Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to "fly" over a virtual globe and view the Earth through high resolution graphics and satellite images. The images are detailed enough that in most populated areas you can clearly see your house, objects in your yard and recognize your car parked along the street. A digital elevation model within Google Earth allows you to view the landscape in 3D.


Recent Images, Updated Regularly



Most of the images in Google Earth were acquired within the past three years and Google is continuously updating the image set for different parts of the Earth. Large cities generally have more recent and higher resolution images then sparsely inhabited areas. Google has the ability to rapidly integrate new images into the program for areas that have been hit by a natural disaster to assist in recovery and relief efforts.


A Free Download



Google Earth is a free downloadable program that you install on your Windows, Mac or Linux desktop computer. The program requires very little space on your hard drive because the images are stored on Google's servers and streamed to your computer upon demand. Google Earth is also available as a browser plug-in and mobile app. Google has been offering the program for free and improving it regularly since 2005. It has been downloaded over one billion times.


Developed for the CIA?



Google Earth was originally called "Earth Viewer 3D. It was developed by Keyhole, Inc., a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funded company. The software was developed to be a program for "browsing the earth" - and that is exactly what it does. Google purchased Keyhole in 2004 and with that acquisition it obtained Earth Viewer 3D which it improved and distributed free to the public starting in 2005.


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The button above takes you to the Google website where you can download Google Earth software for free. We frequently use Google Earth for research, learning and fun!

We receive no compensation from Google for recommending their service. We are simply enthusiastic users of the Google Earth product. Hope you enjoy!.

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See 3D fly-over views of world cities such as this view of New York.


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View famous landmarks like Fenway Park.


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Go into Fenway and get a view from the batter's box!


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Google Earth Download

 High-resolution satellite images of cities & towns.



 Recent satellite images for most locations.



 Easy and safe to download and install.



 Do fly-overs of anywhere on Earth.



 Zoom in on your house!



 Free, easy to use.



free google earth download
The button above takes you to the Google website where you can download Google Earth software for free. We frequently use Google Earth for research, learning and fun!

We receive no compensation from Google for recommending their service. We are simply enthusiastic users of the Google Earth product. Hope you enjoy!.

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You can probably spot your car in the office parking lot!


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Some people believe that Google Earth provides too much information about important buildings which might lead to security concerns. Others believe that Google Earth allows close-up views of their property which violate their privacy.


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If you are in the market for a home or commercial property, Google Earth can help you get a quick look without needing to drive there.


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Google Earth can access the "Street Map" images that Google acquires by driving city streets and photographing them in 3D. You can switch between browsing satellite images and street view photographs by pressing a zoom button.


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