Google Earth Pro on Linux using WINE

Google Earth Pro 7.3 is available at no cost for Windows, Mac and Linux natively.

For Linux, we natively run Google Earth Pro 7.3 directly on Linux without WINE. However, if you want to, you can also use Google Earth Pro for Windows on Linux via WINE default 64-bit Wineprefix.

Google Earth Pro via WINE

Just use the native Linux Google Earth install if you’re having issues.

  1. Download Google Earth Pro Windows installer
  2. Setup a WINE environment for Windows 7 (the earliest version of Windows supported for Google Earth 7.3).
  3. Install WINE prereqs

    winetricks msxml3
  4. Install Google Earth Pro

    wine GoogleEarthProSetup.exe


If the main menu shortcut doesn’t start Google Earth, try:

"~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google Earth Pro/client/googleearth.exe"

and you should find that Google Earth opens and everything works, including searches and atmospheric effects.

If the Terminal worked but the shortcut didn’t, create a script on $PATH containing the ~/.wine/... command above.