Software : Google : Earth

Google Earth

(as of 3/23/2016)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • View Earth and the solar system from a variety of perspectives
  • Fly around 3D cities and visualize GPS tracks
  • Experience historical imagery, ocean depths, Hubble Telescope images, and more
  • Locate a target demographic in a specific area
  • Compute distances with Google Earth measurement tools
  • Print high-resolution images

Google Earth is an application used to view satellite imagery, terrain, maps, 3D buildings, oceans, and other galaxies. It is available for download as Google Earth or Google Earth Pro, which provides advanced business tools.

The application allows you to view planet Earth from a variety of perspectives, including from outer space to street level. You can explore Earth's geography, fly around 3D cities, and visualize GPS tracks. Google Earth also provides a library of tours, videos, and imagery to help you experience historical changes, effects of climate change, and more.

Some of the advanced business features included with the Pro version are the ability to use data layers to locate a target demographic, import vector image files to map GIS data, and map addresses using the app's Spreadsheet Importer. You can also compute distances and areas with the program's measurement tools and print high-resolution images from the application.

If you have ever been curious about our planet and its geography you most likely have already used Google Earth. The application allows you to view the Earth in many spectacular ways and gives you tools to discover more about its inhabitants as well. Google Earth proves to be a fun experience for any curious earthling, while providing some practical business tools to better understand the demographics of a particular area.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.ETA – Google Earth Placemark File

Other file extensions used by Google Earth 7

Supported File Types
.GPXGPS Exchange File
.KMLKeyhole Markup Language File
.KMZGoogle Earth Placemark File

Updated: March 23, 2016