Google Earth Pro is now free

Until recently, a Google Earth Pro subscrition cost $400 a year. Google Earth Pro is now free. There has been a version of Google Earth available for free, but there is also a Pro version. To use the Pro version we must get a license key. The Google announcement page provides the details of how to get a license key for and download Google Earth Pro.

Google Earth starts in a mode that looks similar to Satelite View of Google Maps but Google Earth can switch to a 3D mode for viewing terrain and buildings. Google Earth also has a wide variety of layers that can be added.