Explore the Sky
Until now, Google Earth has let you zoom in from outer space to view our planet. With Earth's new Sky feature, you can turn that perspective around and explore the wonders of the heavens.
View images of distant galaxies and nebulae from the Hubble Space Telescope, learn about the movement of the planets and the lifecycle of the stars, and more.
Fly To Any Place in The World
Whether you are looking for a specific address, the intersection of two streets, a city, a state, a zip code, or a country, just type it into the "Fly To" box and hit Search.
Your World in 3D - Zoom, Tilt and Rotate
Use your mouse, keyboard or trackball to navigate the world. Grab the image with your mouse to move around. The navigation compass allows you to manipulate the view in multiple ways.
Drag the right slider up and down to zoom in and out. Drag the top slider left and right to tilt the view. To rotate the image, spin the navigator's on-screen wheel.
With Google Earth 4.3, see 3D buildings faster and in more cities than ever before. Now you can access hundreds of new buildings from the world's cities, including San Francisco, Boston, Orlando, Munich, Zurich, and dozens
Issues Fixed with Desktop Client:
# Fixed a problem where we were over fetching certain kml layer data and running into issuing of using large amounts of memory and slowness during zooming in.
# Fixed an issue of ruler tool disappearing. In 6.0 beta, when measuring using the path tool, if you break to add a place-mark then you go back to the path and click "save" the path and ruler tool disappears all together.
# Fixed an issue with incorrectly measuring long distances. Improved navigation in Street View inside buildings.
# Fixed a crash with elevation profile if there was empty gx:value node in KML.
# Optimized amount of terrain and imagery data fetched while viewing photo overlays.
# Fixed an occasional crash while viewing 3D buildings. Fixed broken fly-to links within local kml files.
# Fixed an issue where new place-marks added were with absolute altitude instead of being clamped to ground.
# Fixed an issue where the title for panoramio pictures no longer appeared when hovering over panoramio icons with your mouse if scale legend was enabled.
# Fixed an issue when there was occasionally a missing wall in 3D buildings.
# Optimized amount of data fetched in Street View.
# Fixed an issue where tilt by holding shift and moving the scroll wheel only worked in one direction on Mac.
Issues Fixed in Earth Browser Plug-in:
# Fixed a crash when getNormalStyleUrl was called on a StyleMap referencing a non-existent Style.
# Fixed some issues in using plug-in on https sites.
# Fixed functionality of disabling ground level navigation through API.