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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Google Earth Pro now free, to offer all features gratis

Google Earth Pro which has so long costed $399 for license has overnight been converted to a free application. While Google Earth on maps layer and standalone only showcased 3D buildings in addition to a few other layers, Pro version enabled the capabilities to measure building Dimensions as a USP. Making a paid version free overnight has its implications and may hurt the wallets of those who bought the license in the near past. We would like to know how Google plans to compensate these people.

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.
Plan in 3D using Google Earth Pro
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

Cross posted from Google Maps Blog