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What is Google Earth Pro?

Google Earth Pro builds on the amazing functionality of Google Earth with even more powerful tools. Some of the most compelling features of Earth Pro 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 4800x3200 px resolution.
  • Exclusive Pro data layers: Demographics, parcels, and traffic count.
  • Spreadsheet Import: Ingest up to 2500 addresses at a time, assigning placemarks and style templates in bulk.
  • GIS import: Visualize ESRI shapefiles (.shp) and MapInfo (.tab) files.
  • Movie-Maker: Export Windows Media and Quicktime HD movies, up to 1920x1080 resolution.
  • Support: Email assistance with downloading, installation, activation, and account management.

Google Earth Pro compared to Google Earth

The chart below outlines the basic differences between Google Earth(free version) and Google Earth Pro.

Features Google Earth Google Earth Pro
Performance   Fastest
Print resolution 1000 pixels 4800 pixels
Import GIS data   ESRI .shp, MapInfo .tab
Import addresses in bulk Manually Geo-locate each address Automatically Geo-locate up to 2500 at a time
Import large image files limited to texture size Super Image Overlays
Supplemental Layers   Demographics, Parcels, Traffic Counts
Create premium movies for export   HD 1920x1080
Measurement tools Line, Path Line, Path, Polygon, Circle, 3D Path, 3D Polygon
Support   Technical assistance via email
Ads Optional
Use cases Personal use Businesses of all sizes, including site-wide installations

Earth Pro video

Check out this video to learn more about the features that are available exclusively in Google Earth Pro:

Earth Pro website

To learn more about Google Earth Pro and compare more Pro features to Google Earth, visit the Google Earth Pro website.

Get Earth Pro

Earth Pro is available by paid subscription for either business or personal use. Educators and non-profits can apply for a grant license to use Earth Pro in their work. To get started with Earth Pro, see Get an Earth Pro license.

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