Google Earth Pro is a free to download vast database of 3D imagery of the planet and other geographic information that exists on your desktop. The software hosts an array of features that allow users to navigate virtually to any corner of the globe, analyze global changes, get directions, add annotations, and save favourite locations.
|Operating System Support||Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7|
|Available Languages||English, French, Polish, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish|
|Date||Wednesday, August 23rd 2017|
Explore unparalleled geographic content
When it comes to exploring the world through your laptop or desktop, the opportunities are almost endless when it comes to Google Earth. You can virtually fly anywhere through your browser and discover new cities and landscapes, and also use the Voyager tool.
If you are looking for something in particular, or want to simply roll the dice and explore somewhere new, you can do that easily with this software. You can travel through streets and check out the different storefronts and businesses of that location.
By using satellite image Google Earth you are able to view clear images from a birds eye view. You navigate with your mouse and you can even zoom in or out by scrolling. If you want to view a location from close-up, use the street view.
With Google Earth users can view exclusive 3D images taken from some of the most remote parts of the world. Using this tool, you can identify patterns and analyze how a specific location has evolved and changed through time, the Google Earth Pro version allows for advanced printing, movie making, and data analysis.
Exclusive pro data layers
Google Earth Pro has been renowned as a GIS Tool since its inception, though earlier it was difficult to manage large data sets. It now features premier data layers. The software can process and prepare complex vector files and high resolution images which allows for the interactive browsing of data.
With the latest version, users now have access to U.S. Demographics and other useful information, such as income, age, and education. The information is displayed in colour-coded layers that enable you to easily zero in on target markets and cross-reference your own data.
U.S. Parcel data gives you access to building information such as use codes, zoning data, and Assessor’s Parcel data. You are also able to view the daily traffic data, which can make it easier when planning travel.
GIS import & viewshed
With the release of Google Earth Pro 5.2 there are tools for importing large data sets using the same technology that creates the core global layers, only divided into smaller files. The ‘regionate’ data is loaded dynamically, which means that it ensures a high level of performance.
The Viewshed tool is an intuitive feature that allows users to check views from any given placemark. This allows architects to analyze a plot of land before building, and advertisers to test prime locations for billboards and other signs.
Not only does Google Earth Pro Viewshed take the terrain into account, but it also uses 3D Models including 3D Mesh Areas. While it is simple to use this tool, it does require some patience, as it takes some time even to begin calculations. If you try to use other functions while the Viewshed is running, it may crash.
How to print in high-resolution
The map making tool provides users with a set of advanced printing options. The tool is easy to use, and you can add a variety of different features to the printout. Include a title with a description and a legend with ease.
If you need to add more advanced elements, such as a company logo, you can use the custom HTML box. You can move the Google logo and copyright notices, but they can’t be removed, according to the licence agreement.
Print to PDF instead of physically by saving the view as an image. This process is intuitive. Select File->Save->Save Image. You also have the option to save the image for a much larger screen, which will produce a higher resolution image.
Google Earth Pro also features a built-in Movie Maker that is simple to use. To create a video, you simply have to select your desired settings: format, resolution and file name. Once you hit ‘Create Movie’ you will have the option to record your live keyboard and mouse movements, or an already saved tour.
If you’re looking for high video quality movies that are easy to share, the built-in feature is not the best option. Many other screen recording tools have more advanced graphics. The Google Earth license also does not allow you to use the video for public use if you want to monetize it.
Advanced distance measurement tools
The latest version also allows you to save paths and polygons and share measurements with peers. You can review any history and make any necessary changes. You can save your work in KML format and quantify information that before you could only view visually.
You can also measure a 3D path to determine the distance between a building and places on the ground. If you need to view the height, width, and area, use the 3D polygon tool. You can view your saved places and measurement details under ’My Places’
The world in your hands
In addition to the features mentioned above, the most recent desktop version of Google Earth Pro has addressed a variety of issues including glitchy rotation and joystick support. Users can now also multi-select content and drag and drop to different.
Google Earth Pro is a free advanced global imaging software that is intuitive for users of all levels while hosting a variety of professional tools. With it’s 3D mapping you can explore rich geographical content from your backyard to the deep sea.
This is a great tool for anyone to use, for a variety of purposes. Not only is it free, but it’s also highly educational and convenient. The only downside is that it requires high bandwidth and a stable internet connection. If you’re seeking an alternative to this seemingly unparalleled program, you should consider other advanced GIS software like Global Mapper, AutoCAD Map 3D, or QGIS.