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The cost for Google Earth Pro is now zero -- get your free license key now!


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There is an old adage that a fool and his money are easily parted. This is a motto that I follow in my life. I don't mind paying for quality, but I won't open my wallet for nonsense.

With that said, you should always be wary when something is free; another adage is that there is no such thing as a free lunch. That's not to say that free things can't exist, but there may be strings attached. Today, Google Earth Pro becomes free -- are there strings attached?

"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", says Stafford Marquardt, Product Manager, Google Earth Pro.

Marquardt further explains, "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".

So what does the Pro version do that the standard version doesn't? Quite a bit, actually. You can see a comparison below.

 
 
Features                                          Google Earth                                                  Google Earth Pro

Print images                                   Screen Resolution only                   Premium high resolution images

Regionate large datasets                                                                                                ✔
Batch geocode addresses                                                                                              ✔
Import GIS data                                                                                                                ✔
Import GIS images                        Manually Geo-locate                              Automatically Geo-located
Import large image files               Up to max texture size                           More than max texture size
                                                                                                                         (Super Image Overlays)

Access demographic, parcel & traffic data layers                                                       ✔
Create premium movies                                                                                                  ✔
Measure area of a polygon or circle                                                                              ✔
Map multiple points at once                                                                                           ✔
Viewshed tool                                                                                                                  ✔
Map making tool                                                                                                              ✔


 

 
 
So, are there any strings attached to the offer? As far as I can tell, no. Strangely, you still must obtain a key, even though it is at no charge. Hopefully Google can do way with this inconvenient step in the future.
 

 

Note: Google Earth Pro requires a license key. If you do not have a key, use your email address and the key GEPFREE to sign in.

 Download Google Earth Pro for PC or Mac

 

http://www.google.co.../gep/agree.html

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Thanks Cog. Got it!  :headbang:
 

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Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after Google acquired CIA-funded Keyhole Inc. in 2004. Under Keyhole, the application was known as EarthViewer 3D. The Google Earth desktop client hit the billion download mark in October 2011.

There are several differences between the free version of Google Earth and Google Earth Pro. The free version of Google Earth lets you print screen resolution images, whereas Google Earth Pro offers premium high resolution photos. The free version of Google Earth requires you to manually geo-locate geographic information system (GIS) images, but Google Earth Pro helps you automatically find them. And the free version of Google Earth only allows you to import image files that are up to a max texture size, but Google Earth Pro offers Super Image Overlays that are more than the max texture size.

Google Earth Pro uses the same imagery as the free version of Google Earth. However, Google Earth Pro offers additional tools designed for business users like the ability to create animation movies and an option to set up measuring areas of polygons or circles. Google Earth Pro also lets you map multiple points at once and lets you access demographic, graphic and traffic data layers.


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Thanks Cog. Got it!  :headbang:

 

 

 

I got one toooooo :)


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I am headed to go get mine right now thanks Cog. ;)


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Got it installed and it is free thanks Google :) :) Microsoft should now give office 365 away for free.. :histerija: :mrgreen:  Follow in Googles foot steps and do the right thing. :histerija: :mrgreen:


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I'm sure dave is now looking at every nude beach in the world.........   :eek:     

 

 

 

 

dave.... dave wait up   :histerija:   :histerija:


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I'm sure dave is now looking at every nude beach in the world.........   :histerija:     :histerija:

SHHHHHHHHHH.. don't tell anyone..I bet he already found this babe on Chicken pen beach Island.. :fc: Enjoy Dave.. :mrgreen:


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THX cog! :headbang:

Grabbed it...../me loves freebies... :mrgreen:

 

 

Microsoft should now give office 365 away for free.. :histerija: :mrgreen:  Follow in Googles foot steps and do the right thing. :histerija: :mrgreen:

 

For me,that's only half the right thing...... :histerija: ......instead of clouds,sun is preferred here,so I'd rather get 2013 Pro for free.... :mrgreen:


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THX cog! :headbang:

Grabbed it...../me loves freebies... :mrgreen:

 

 

 

For me,that's only half the right thing...... :histerija: ......instead of clouds,sun is preferred here,so I'd rather get 2013 Pro for free.... :mrgreen:

 

 

lol next you will want windows 10 for free

 

 

 

 

hey you got that one so maybe ????? :histerija: :histerija: :histerija:


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thanks Cog got mine :occasion14:


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Thanks for the info Cog, Just received my key.   :headbang:


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yes thanks cog got mine also :)


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Are they out of keys??

 

 

Uncompleted License Key request

 
Error! Your sign up can not be completed due to We're sorry. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later.. You can try re-registering the product with an alternative email address. For other issues with Log In, please refer to our Login Help page Happy travels, Google Earth Team

 

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Just checked it Dahaka and all is well........ :)


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Fist time I tried I had the same problem as Dahaka, I had to log out of my VPN before they would accept my registration.


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I wasn't using a VPN or anything like that - but I am very certain they have limited access to something like that for "certain" countries. It's still not working for me. Sorry, but Google sucks  :thefinger:

 

Later edit: I even tried with another gmail e-mail account - well, I guess it's not the first time a US based company offers no access to "certain" foreign countries.


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Are they out of keys??

 

 

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Had this to, just went page back, resent same form... Got my license key... Like they said it themselves, they are experiencing technical difficulties, try again later... I did that... A few seconds later :histerija: :histerija: :histerija:


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Well got Licence key after a few attempts .. ran installer, GEP started up but couldn't connect to servers : followed directions to run Server Test in IE (which I don't use) : but when IE opened page it says Run Server Test in IE but no button or any way to run a test.  :banghead:  :banghead:  Soooooooooooo......I'll try again when I'm thinking clearly 


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got mine eventually, took a couple attempts to activate it, but i now have goole earth pro.

 

thanks. :)


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I can't seem to sign up right now. Keep getting an error when registering. Tried from 2 different pcs and still no go...


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