Google Earth 7.3 on Ubuntu Linux

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The following procedure is for Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 among others. Linux Google Earth Pro 7.3 is available at no charge.

Install

  1. Download Google Earth 7.3 64-bit .deb or direct link
  2. Install:
    gdebi google-earth-pro-stable*amd64.deb
    

Usage

Open from Google Earth menu icon, or from Terminal:

google-earth-pro

which is a softlink under /usr/bin/ to /opt/google/earth/pro/googleearth

This also installs a software source in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth-pro.list for automatic updates.

Notes

What’s new

As noted in Google Earth 7.3 release notes, the key improvements include

  • all Google Earth installs are now “Pro” for free
  • high-resolution (Hi DPI) support
  • fixed broken networking system (blank links) etc.
  • works with new Google Photos layer (that replaced Panoramio)

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