Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
Google Earth's features include:
See global changes with decades of historic imagery
If you've ever wondered how your neighborhood has changed throughout time, Google Earth now gives you access to the past. With a simple click, check out suburban sprawl, melting ice caps, coastal erosion, and more.
Dive beneath the surface of the ocean
In the new ocean layer, you can plunge all the way to the floor of the sea, view exclusive content from partners like BBC and National Geographic, and explore 3D shipwrecks like the Titanic.
Track and share your paths with others
Take placemarks a step further and record a free-form tour in Google Earth. Simply turn on the touring feature, press record, and see the world. You can even add a soundtrack or narration to personalize the journey.
Issues fixed in this release
Google Earth Client
We have put in a fix for the
unified_cache_leveldb_leveldb2directory filling beyond specified cache limits for some Windows users.
- We now handle SSL certificate revocation errors appropriately.
- Lighting of Diorama buildings in OGL now appears correctly.
- Balloons no longer flicker while playing tours.
- We have improved the appearance of image and polygon overlays for users running some families of Radeon GPUs.
- We have included stability improvements for users running GeForce 6xxx and 7xxx cards.
- We have included stability improvements for users running Earth for extended periods of time.
- Imagery now displays for Linux users running specific families of Intel GPUs.
Google Earth Plugin
- Placemark and linestring quality no longer diminishes in the Plugin with browser refresh.
Known issues in Google Earth 7
- Water surfaces around coastlines will flicker then resolve upon zoom.
- [Pro/Enterprise] Rendering of movies, especially movies that show 3D imagery at a tilt, is very slow. As a workaround, we recommend using Google Earth 188.8.131.5213 for movies that require such a perspective.