Just a quick one for today.
Google Earth Pro has been around for over a decade on desktop computers with its initial release all the way back in 2001 from Keyhole (which was a company funded by the CIA) under the name of EarthViewer 3D. It wasn’t until June 2005 after acquisition by Google did we see the “Google Earth” title replace it.
Anyway, you can now get this rather nifty piece of software for free which is fantastic given that it used to cost $400 a year for a single license. Sure, we’ve got Google Maps which is free but if you’re into some serious map browsing, map making or you just don’t want to view things from within a web browser then Google Earth might just be what you are after.
All you need to do is signup for a free license here, download the software, enter your key and you’re off and running!