Explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery, 3D buildings in hundreds of cities and 3D terrain of the entire globe.

Zoom to your house or anywhere else, then dive in for a 360° perspective with Street View. Set off on a unique adventure by rolling the dice and hopping between random locations. And see the world from a new point of view with Voyager guided tours from BBC Earth, NASA, National Geographic and more.

What’s New

Version 9.2.52

Recently added features:
- Catch Carmen Sandiego in Voyager! The world’s greatest super thief is back. Tap on the ship wheel in the menu bar to start the chase.
- Added a setting in the Map Style panel to enable latitude/longitude gridlines.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

HunterLargo ,

Needs More 3D Buildings

Needs More 3D Buildings In
China: Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Shenzhen, and everywhere else
India: Mumbai, New Delhi and everywhere else
Congo: Brazzaville
DR Congo: Kinshasa
UAE: Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Egypt: Port Said, Cairo, Suez
Morocco: Rabat, Casablanca
Tunisia: None (Tunis removed because of the new 3d imagery in tunis and sfax)
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur
Australia: Darwin, Sydney(thanks for the sydney cbd upda- wait, it just had new 3d imagery in early february, then today it just disappears? Please bring it back google)
Libya: Tripoli
Algeria: Algiers
Saudi Arabia: Riyadh
Kazakhstan: Astana
Russia: Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sevastopol, Omsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Yakutsk, Krasnoyarsk, everywhere else
Moldova: Chisinau
Ukraine: Kiev, Donetsk, Sevastopol, Everywhere else
Belarus: Minsk
Lithuania: Vilnius, Klaipeda
Latvia: Riga
Estonia: Tallinn
Turkey: Istanbul, Ankara
Make Sure The New Update With 3D Buildings In All Of Those Cities Comes Before January 14, 2020 (day that windows 7 ends support). thank you for reading, Google.

also you need to return the 3d imagery for sydney’s CBD. Please

devaust88 ,

The developers should be fired

Google Earth used to be good in that the satellite top down view’s image quality used to be actual real satellite pictures stitched together.

The newest updates has given way to “fancy” 3D viewing even in satellite top down view (where it should be default 2D). The application of persistent computer generated 3D layering by google earth means when zooming into anything further than about 10KM (or zoom in on a particular area more than say 4 city blocks in area size using NYC for example) would result in a computer generated 3D image merged with or act as an overlay on top of the actual satellite imagery.

E.g. The top of a tree when viewing in satellite mode or 2D top down view now looks like a tree out of sim city even if you’ve only zoomed to say an area size of a city block.

The end effect is if you wanted to explore a city block from top down (not street view), google has sacrificed using real satellite imagery with some sort of combined satellite + computer generated 3D rendering which makes everything looks like a bad attempt at some sort of google earth VR demo....

Maybe that’s where they are planning to take google earth hence the persistent 3D rendering in google earth regardless of viewing mode or highest quality selected in app settings. Clearing cache etc. do not work either.

Developer Response ,

Great news! You can turn off 3D imagery by opening the Map Styles window within the menu panel and locating the "Turn Off 3D Buildings" button. This button will allow you to switch between 3D and 2D imagery depending on your preference. Also note that 2D imagery gets updated more frequently, so you may see newer imagery as well as achieve better overall performance when setting the 3D button to "Off". Please feel free to update your review to let us know what you think. Happy 2D and 3D!

BossJarvo ,


Great app, but instead of adding bug fixes in the updates you could spend your time updating it each year, because I go to places I’ve been to and go “there’s meant to be something there, isn’t there?” Then I go again and I’m like” google earth needs to be updated!” What’s really annoying is seeing a satellite image in summer for one paddock and another in the middle of winter. Please update this way and I will re-download google earth


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