It’s official! Google Earth Pro which formerly cost $399 is now available to download for free!
Getting Google Earth Pro for Free, Step-by-Step:
- Sign up for the free license.
- Wait for the license confirmation email to show up in your inbox.
- Use the provided URL to download the latest version of Google Earth Pro for Windows or Mac.
- Install the software.
- Launch Google Earth Pro, enter the license information provided and click “Log In”.
What is Google Earth Pro?
Google Earth Pro builds on the amazing functionality of Google Earth with even more powerful tools. Some of the most compelling features of Earth Pro include:
- Advanced Measurements: Measure parking lots and land developments with polygon area measure, or determine affected radius with circle measure.
- High-resolution printing: Print Images up to 4800×3200 px resolution.
- Exclusive Pro data layers: Demographics, parcels, and traffic count.
- Spreadsheet Import: Ingest up to 2500 addresses at a time, assigning placemarks and style templates in bulk.
- GIS import: Visualize ESRI shapefiles (.shp) and MapInfo (.tab) files.
- Movie-Maker: Export Windows Media and Quicktime HD movies, up to 1920×1080 resolution.
Google Earth: View satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, galaxies far in space, and the deepest depths of the ocean — right from the desktop.
Google Earth Pro: Google Earth Pro includes the same easy-to-use features and imagery of Google Earth, but with additional professional tools designed specifically for business users.
Google Earth Pro
Screen Resolution only
Premium high resolution images
|Regionate large datasets||√|
|Batch geocode addresses||√|
|Import GIS data||√|
|Import GIS images||
|Import large image files||
Up to max texture size
More than max texture size
|Access demographic, parcel & traffic data layers||√|
|Create premium movies||√|
|Measure area of a polygon or circle||√|
|Map multiple points at once||√|
|Map making tool||√|
You can read below the official announcement:
Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world.
Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we’re making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key and download Earth Pro today. If you’re an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required.
Whether you’re planning a new office building or a trip to the mountains, check out Google Earth Pro and see how easy it is to visualize your world.
* Posted by Stafford Marquardt, Product Manager, Google Earth Pro (source)