Google Earth Pro Now Available Free

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Google Earth Pro Now Available Free

Post by Wicky » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:45 pm

Google has long offered a Pro version of Google Earth for $399 per year that includes some pretty cool extras not found in the free version. Now Rick Broida reports at Cnet that you can get Google Earth Pro absolutely free. All you have to do is download the installer, run it, then sign in using your e-mail address (as your username) and license code GEPFREE. Features 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 4,800 x 3,200 pixel resolution; Exclusive pro data layers with Demographics and traffic count; Spreadsheet import: Ingest up to 2,500 addresses at a time, assigning place marks and style templates in bulk; and Movie-Maker: Export Windows Media and QuickTime HD movies, up to 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution. If you've ever been involved in a property dispute, you'll know how acrimonious they can get. Google Earth Pro includes parcel data that definitively defines property boundaries. "Do you really need this? Probably not, as Pro was created with business/enterprise users in mind," writes Broida. "Let's be honest, [Google Earth Pro has] entertainment value that's virtually impossible to measure."
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Re: Google Earth Pro Now Available Free

Post by VTRDark » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:25 pm

Cheer wicky that's handy to know. :thumbup:

Just don't go downloading anything directly from cnet folks :eek2 You no longer go direct to the software install but the cnet downloader app.
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Always check the MD5 or Sha hashing where they have been good enough to supply it with any downloads. In case your wondering, that is the files digital fingerprint so you know it's not been swapped/hacked along the way within the download transition. :wink:

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Re: Google Earth Pro Now Available Free

Post by Wicky » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:35 pm

The link in the er link goes directly to 'Download Google Earth Pro for PC or Mac' on Google's page not CNET > http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/dow ... agree.html
All you have to do is download the installer, run it, then sign in using your e-mail address (as your username) and license code GEPFREE
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Re: Google Earth Pro Now Available Free

Post by VTRDark » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:45 pm

I know. I was just pointing it out as cnet was mentioned and it seems popular for peoole to download from there. :plainsmile

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