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How to download Google Earth Pro for free and its useful map functions | Digital Trends Spanish


Google Earth is an incredible tool for exploring all kinds of places, no matter how far away, from the inexhaustible comfort of your own home. However, if you want the full experience, you can’t limit yourself to the browser version; what you need is to download Google Earth Pro for free. In addition to being free, the process is simple.

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Step 1: choose the right download

Google revamped the process for downloading Google Earth Pro and has made it easier than ever. You must go to Google Earth website and you will see in the upper right corner an option to open Earth in Chrome. If you only want basic Google Earth, this is the fastest and most easily accessible option.

However, we are focusing on Google Earth Pro, which is a much more versatile and complete option, and which is designed so that you can use it on your desktop. To download it, you must press the button Google Earth Pro for computers.

Although it should automatically allow the correct download for your operating system, you can choose specific downloads for Windows or Mac if necessary. You should consider that Earth Pro is also compatible with Linux systems.

Step 2: accept the terms

Accept the terms to get Google Earth Pro for free

Google will ask you to accept Earth’s privacy policy and inform you that it is downloading the latest version. If you want (and it probably will), you can uncheck the checkbox that authorizes sending anonymous Google reports on your activity.

The file will download to your computer. When done, run it to start the installation process. Google will ask you where you want to install the program and how the installation should be done. You may need to use your login information for the desktop operating system.

Step 3: review the initial tips

After getting Google Earth Pro for free, review the initial tips

When the download is complete, Google Earth will be among your applications. Run it and the software will start, although a window with a list of tips will also appear. We recommend reading them to learn more about Google Earth and how to use the basic functions. It’s a great way to start!

Step 4: experiment and test the various features

Check out the features of Google Earth Pro for free

When you open Google Earth Pro, a good idea is to spend some time familiarizing yourself with the software and see what it can do. The buttons at the top allow you to add shapes, paths, and other features to the map as you wish, as well as export images. On the left, you’ll see menus for searching, saving specific places, and choosing various layers of information, depending on what you want to see.

There is a zoom in and out feature on the map reminiscent of Google Maps, which you can access at any time with one of the Earth Pro tools. Earth Pro data has been collected not only by Google, but by a variety from US agencies, so they are top-notch.

This video can help show how it works in practice, but here are some of the cool things you can now do with Earth Pro.

  • Historical views of places, examine the evolution of traffic and the development of the sites.
  • Create tours of geographic areas or cities.
  • Add or remove a variety of geographic features.
  • Calculate the distances and size of specific areas.
  • Export images.
  • Tell stories.
  • Import and export a variety of GIS data from common software such as ArcGis, QGis, ESRI Shapefile, and others, which can turn the program into a professional GIS tool when required.
  • Set the time of day.

Please note that images and some data may be out of date, as updating old program information is not a priority. Depending on your goals, importing GIS data can help solve these problems. Google modified information about the software in the past, such as removing demographics and traffic overlays in early 2016. However, the software is still great and the best desktop choice for Google Earth users.

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