Google Earth

Google Earth

Google LLC

Find satellite images of any location. Discover cities and mountains with tours.

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    A 3-day trip to Rome might not be in your budget right now, but you can still check out all of the sights. With history tours on Google Earth, you can enjoy all of the tourist attractions and historic sights right from your living room.
    img by Stefan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Two-dimensional maps are a thing of the past. Any true fan of topography will tell you that. A 3D view is so much better. This app covers it quite well and, as a bonus, offers site analysis, the ability to search for 1000s of exact locations, and will always consider slope angles and water sources.
    img by Gwen
    1 year ago
  • It’s Great! but needs some fixes and updating Sep 10, 2021

    By adrian_creativity
    I have been using the Google Earth engine for about 2 years now and I have absolutely loved the app, but there are some wacky things to fix. I am writing this review about the new update, as I was scrolling around the small town I live at (Elko, NV) I was very unsatisfied about the new street view update, there were new images of the towns streets but there was so much a mix of images from years back that are still not updated and they make me very uncomfortable and I don’t understand why you can’t update the whole town in the same day. I know 3Ding buildings on Earth can be difficult but why can’t a town of 21,000 people be in 3D? I think it would be nice to have new images of my small town in 3D, the imagery and the time lapses of this app are great and I Am in love with them but please fix things I mention in this review and try updating more often.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    By The Voice Of Reason
    I love looking at this & can spend forever just finding different places around the world to zoom in on. The only flaw I find it suffers from is that after a while of use, it freezes & kicks me off...almost like an over saturation of information the app can't handle. Other than that its a terrific idea & can cause you to really get lost staring at images of our amazing planet.
  • Recommended for geography nerds Aug 27, 2021

    By fdasscgar
    This is a great app and I'd recommend getting it. Unfortunately, the whole world isn't 3d, but that makes sense for multiple reasons. For one, most of the non-3d areas are random countryside's or small towns, which makes sense, as it would take so much effort to turn a tiny little town in the middle of Canada to 3d, and it's not worth it. For two, places like China, Russia, and North Korea obviously aren't 3d because those countries dont give us permission to analyze there country at every angle thousands of times (for good reason). Overall, it's amazing, and I fully recommend it to any geography or history nerd. One thing that would be cool is adding a function where you could change the time of day. For example, you could set it to midnight setting, and everything would be dark and windows would be glowing. I don't know how the Google satellites work, so it might not even be possible to add a day/night setting with our current technology. Anyway, that's my review!
  • Apr 18, 2022

    By Jim Echols
    Great for finding whatever place on Earth you're looking for! Being able to see how many miles are between the places you want to go is great. Plus the story mode and places of interest that come up randomly are great and keep the experience fresh. You can disable those features if you're not interested of course. The graphics and animation of the globe is top-notch also.
  • Nothing but bugs nowadays Jan 14, 2022

    By princemartell
    This app means a lot to me. It lets me explore the world in a way that isn’t possible for me in real life, allowing me to zoom in and experience places all over the world which I may never get to visit in person. I’ve spent hours just scrolling around the planet, tracing meandering rivers and gliding over mountain ranges. It has made me see our planet in a whole new light, opening my eyes to all the beauty that it holds. However, as of late this app has been nothing but glitches and bugs. Every single time I open the app something goes wrong. Either the image quality will be so bad that the entire globe looks pixely even when fully zoomed out, or whole chunks of it will be black, or else it won’t display any locations or any other labeling. I can’t go for more than a half hour without something glitching out, and so far there seems to be no acknowledgement of these issues from Google. It’s unfortunate that Google is seemingly neglecting such a great app. I think it could be a great educational tool for people of any age group, but its potential is being squandered.
  • Detail Update Please Nov 30, 2019

    By CrystalCafe!
    Ive been a fan of google earth for a long time now. I recall that the first images used to allow the bottom of the ocean exploration with a smooth transition from land to sea. With the new updates and imagery, a lot of detail has been removed. I used to remember looking at land masses and seeing the trees and roads but the current images are now blurry blobs. Also the area surrounding and encompassing Antarctica is severely pathetic. We the people want the details and the Truth. Why is it that there are photoshop cuts and cloud clips, that are covering up detail of the landscape? Please fire the photoshop team and tell it like it is. What good is exploring the planet in virtual format if all you get is blurred images to hide those detail? I don’t use Google Earth much any more because it is a joke now. It makes me sad that all the big corporations want to keep people in the dark, never sharing what they find. Who are you to make that judgment on all of the population. What gives you the rite to hide valuable discoveries from us? And why? It just makes me sad that you were not raised with the truth and so you find ways to cover it up :(
  • Couple updates please? Aug 15, 2021

    By CouchPotato🥔
    When I first found out about this was in first grade. My teacher has iPads and he has one for each of us. And there lied, Google Maps. I would love it! I would search up my name, my house, etc. so like a year later I decided to get it. A Little disappointed because their hasn’t been an update. Like I would now because my dad built a padio. And my friends house wasn’t built until 2019. And it hasn’t had an update since 3 years. I would LOVE for an update on the world. And, also please make it so you can see everything in real life when you want to see like a mall or something. Because I wanted to see what Ariana Grande’s house looks like but I couldn’t because she lived in like a town and I couldn’t go down this road. So I would like for you to do these things. It will probably take a while for you do go around the world (no duh).
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By katie mae montgomery
    The newest version of google earth takes too long to focus after going to street view and if you're zoomed in to a certain area or town and search for something like "churches" "ski areas" or "Roman ruins" it doesn't show pins on locations anymore. Instead it either takes you back to your physical location (which I have disabled, what's with that) or makes you choose from a long list not necessarily in the area you are zoomed in on. The older version was way better. And no planets for android🤬
  • It’s Great! but needs some fixes and updating Sep 10, 2021

    By adrian_creativity
    I have been using the Google Earth engine for about 2 years now and I have absolutely loved the app, but there are some wacky things to fix. I am writing this review about the new update, as I was scrolling around the small town I live at (Elko, NV) I was very unsatisfied about the new street view update, there were new images of the towns streets but there was so much a mix of images from years back that are still not updated and they make me very uncomfortable and I don’t understand why you can’t update the whole town in the same day. I know 3Ding buildings on Earth can be difficult but why can’t a town of 21,000 people be in 3D? I think it would be nice to have new images of my small town in 3D, the imagery and the time lapses of this app are great and I Am in love with them but please fix things I mention in this review and try updating more often.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    By The Voice Of Reason
    I love looking at this & can spend forever just finding different places around the world to zoom in on. The only flaw I find it suffers from is that after a while of use, it freezes & kicks me off...almost like an over saturation of information the app can't handle. Other than that its a terrific idea & can cause you to really get lost staring at images of our amazing planet.
  • Recommended for geography nerds Aug 27, 2021

    By fdasscgar
    This is a great app and I'd recommend getting it. Unfortunately, the whole world isn't 3d, but that makes sense for multiple reasons. For one, most of the non-3d areas are random countryside's or small towns, which makes sense, as it would take so much effort to turn a tiny little town in the middle of Canada to 3d, and it's not worth it. For two, places like China, Russia, and North Korea obviously aren't 3d because those countries dont give us permission to analyze there country at every angle thousands of times (for good reason). Overall, it's amazing, and I fully recommend it to any geography or history nerd. One thing that would be cool is adding a function where you could change the time of day. For example, you could set it to midnight setting, and everything would be dark and windows would be glowing. I don't know how the Google satellites work, so it might not even be possible to add a day/night setting with our current technology. Anyway, that's my review!
  • Apr 18, 2022

    By Jim Echols
    Great for finding whatever place on Earth you're looking for! Being able to see how many miles are between the places you want to go is great. Plus the story mode and places of interest that come up randomly are great and keep the experience fresh. You can disable those features if you're not interested of course. The graphics and animation of the globe is top-notch also.
  • Nothing but bugs nowadays Jan 14, 2022

    By princemartell
    This app means a lot to me. It lets me explore the world in a way that isn’t possible for me in real life, allowing me to zoom in and experience places all over the world which I may never get to visit in person. I’ve spent hours just scrolling around the planet, tracing meandering rivers and gliding over mountain ranges. It has made me see our planet in a whole new light, opening my eyes to all the beauty that it holds. However, as of late this app has been nothing but glitches and bugs. Every single time I open the app something goes wrong. Either the image quality will be so bad that the entire globe looks pixely even when fully zoomed out, or whole chunks of it will be black, or else it won’t display any locations or any other labeling. I can’t go for more than a half hour without something glitching out, and so far there seems to be no acknowledgement of these issues from Google. It’s unfortunate that Google is seemingly neglecting such a great app. I think it could be a great educational tool for people of any age group, but its potential is being squandered.
  • Detail Update Please Nov 30, 2019

    By CrystalCafe!
    Ive been a fan of google earth for a long time now. I recall that the first images used to allow the bottom of the ocean exploration with a smooth transition from land to sea. With the new updates and imagery, a lot of detail has been removed. I used to remember looking at land masses and seeing the trees and roads but the current images are now blurry blobs. Also the area surrounding and encompassing Antarctica is severely pathetic. We the people want the details and the Truth. Why is it that there are photoshop cuts and cloud clips, that are covering up detail of the landscape? Please fire the photoshop team and tell it like it is. What good is exploring the planet in virtual format if all you get is blurred images to hide those detail? I don’t use Google Earth much any more because it is a joke now. It makes me sad that all the big corporations want to keep people in the dark, never sharing what they find. Who are you to make that judgment on all of the population. What gives you the rite to hide valuable discoveries from us? And why? It just makes me sad that you were not raised with the truth and so you find ways to cover it up :(
  • Couple updates please? Aug 15, 2021

    By CouchPotato🥔
    When I first found out about this was in first grade. My teacher has iPads and he has one for each of us. And there lied, Google Maps. I would love it! I would search up my name, my house, etc. so like a year later I decided to get it. A Little disappointed because their hasn’t been an update. Like I would now because my dad built a padio. And my friends house wasn’t built until 2019. And it hasn’t had an update since 3 years. I would LOVE for an update on the world. And, also please make it so you can see everything in real life when you want to see like a mall or something. Because I wanted to see what Ariana Grande’s house looks like but I couldn’t because she lived in like a town and I couldn’t go down this road. So I would like for you to do these things. It will probably take a while for you do go around the world (no duh).
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By katie mae montgomery
    The newest version of google earth takes too long to focus after going to street view and if you're zoomed in to a certain area or town and search for something like "churches" "ski areas" or "Roman ruins" it doesn't show pins on locations anymore. Instead it either takes you back to your physical location (which I have disabled, what's with that) or makes you choose from a long list not necessarily in the area you are zoomed in on. The older version was way better. And no planets for android🤬
  • Sorry to say but.. a few kinks.. Jul 7, 2020

    By sqash27
    So I had and deleted one and a half year ago because I didn’t rlly think I would need it. So earlier yesterday ( today’s yesterday) I was getting bored and so I got this app again and I had to get the older version. So idk if that is related to this but.. every time I try to “ walk “ in the streets it lets me go little ways but then it stops working and takes me to my home screen :( Is it related to old version of google earth or maybe because I don’t have latest version of iPad? Could it be because my iPad is like five years old or is it just something that needs a bug fix update? Or can you not fix? I totally understand if you cannot fix though because I know you all work hard reading reviews and trying to fix any problems anyone has. Thx for all your hard work guys! Me appreciates it. Sincerely, INFO UNAVAILABLE
  • Apr 3, 2022

    By BeetlePmP
    Needs lidar added, like the web browser version. There's also a lot of room for improvement when there's little to no cell service... other than that I love this app Also I have other apps that use Google earth imaging that I'm able to pinpoint my location without cell signal, can't do that with google earth... Edit- I lowered my rating from 4 to 3 stars. In the last few months the app constantly crashes, won't load imagines, and is way slower than it used to be.
  • Apr 16, 2022

    By J M
    Seems to lack most basic features from the regular program (like timelines and image dates, plus Sky and Mars, etc.). Plus most of the other stuff. Not great in comparison. It has proven basically useless for most of the reasons I've had for using it on the fly. Desktop version is far superior. But it works smooth and zooming, scrolling, and rotating the camera, as does street view. I'm just surprised this is so lacking by comparison, given the computing capabilities of modern mobile devices.
  • Apr 21, 2022

    By Satiety Spirit
    What happened to Google Earth ? Google Earth was working fine until a couple updates ago. Now, none of the street names are showing up, and the majority of the small icons that told you if it was a bank, restsurant, pharmacy etc..., are gone. I've even uninstalled the app and then reinstalled it, to see if that would fix the app/or bug, but it didn't help. Now, the app is basically useless. Another glitch in the software is that you use to be able to see a map of entire world. That's gone.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By First name Last name
    Old versions are better. They had routes and transit lines. Easier to navigate. These new versions don't have those anymore. I selected the "include everything" option, but they are still not showing up. The old versions had a better map system. I have to download from outside Google play to accommodate. This version is useless for me.
  • Feb 6, 2022

    By Relyk Terrah
    Crashes without rhyme or rhythm; if you use this app, expect frequent (every 4-5 minutes) crashes to home-screen. Not advisable for anyone looking for a smooth or optimized experience. Google should be better, but it's not 2010 anymore, despite what the horribly out of date maps will show you.
  • Sep 21, 2018

    By Zach Rutledge
    You finally updated it! I would say you broke it, but it never really worked right to begin with. I can't use it more than a few minutes in 3D mode before it just up and quits, and this is on a reasonably capable phone! So annoying. Update: App has been updated again, it no longer just up and quits but now it locks up completely and has to be force-stopped to get the phone to work again.
  • Oct 26, 2019

    By Drewbie Bernard
    I don't know what they did but the map no longer displays borders, or labels of any kind, no matter what "map style" is clicked. It also locks up now within 2-3 minutes of opening...which kinda makes it pretty useless. Uninstalling. Hopefully they'll update it someday. It was pretty neat...once upon a time. Update: Tried it again after 2 months. Still has the exact same problems. Way to go, Google.
  • Out of Focus Garbage Mar 31, 2021

    By Addybyte
    I can’t express my disappointment enough!! I’m rating this one star because there is no zero to pick. Today’s Google Earth is a former shadow of itself in terms of image quality and resolution. I was a huge fan of the application a decade ago, but had not used it in quite a while. I just got a new iPad and installed it to take a nostalgic walk down memory lane, and I almost threw up. Most apps make an effort to improve over time, but this one has managed to regress. It has become a piece of out-of-focus garbage. I was so looking forward to visually traveling to another part of the world while we are under COVID restrictions and flying over a city and its streets I once knew so well, but all I found was a distorted mess compared to my former virtual visits. The graphics of streets and buildings are a bad cubic Minecraft experience. Can you use the app for middle school geography? Yes. But for really studying topography and detail? Don’t waste your time. Google Earth has lost its mojo in a major way.
  • Mar 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    App was glitchy, and does not work well (i.e. at all) to get or give directions. When opening a .kmz file that was created on a desktop, there is no way to ask for directions to or from this pinned location. If you make the mistake of opening the same pin more than once, that pinned location is shown twice on the map, with no clear way to remove either of them (yes, I attempted to clear the cache.) Summary: lovely satellite images. Not terribly useful unless you're a student of geography.
  • Slow, very, very slow updates Apr 23, 2018

    By Krazo1
    “Okay. Guys we got the data in for the whole world! Now we can sit on our butts for years and years and never have to update it”...said the boss at google earth a decade ago. I know it is free, but I have State Farm road atlases with the picture of a 1953 Buick on the cover that has more up to date maps than Google earth! Those were also free! Their competition is buying new images like crazy and have current maps/terrain. Perhaps GE just isn’t in the game any more and are letting this program wither and die when more folks like me discover it is full of ancient artifacts instead of a current set of images. I’m in the hinterlands of the fly over in the USA...Denver Colorado. Doubt if the GE staff can spell it let alone find it on their own program. The images I deal with are from three to seven YEARS old. Streets, many buildings, power lines, pipelines, public facilities have been built and in place for years in the suburban areas of this city. There are much more current images in Tibet and South America, Do not use this app if you are expecting to get current images. It is poor for that. One feature that might be helpful is to have a streamlined method to report obsolete images, or offer the ability to purchase new images of specific areas if Google cannot afford to update your area of interest.
  • Looks Awful Aug 20, 2020

    By Packyboi
    I think what this app is doing is really cool with the whole see different places thing which is why I’m giving this 2 stars instead of 1. It looks horrendous, unless you are using street view, everything looks terrible, it looks like someone threw up after eating Taco Bell. And most of the time things you want to view aren’t on the street so you can’t even use street view. In my neighborhood I wanted to look at my school because it was remodeled in 2012 and I started going there in 2013 so I never got to see what it looked like before. My neighborhood pictures were from 2011 so the school wasn’t remodeled yet. So I went and looked and because it’s a school, there was no street view for what I wanted to see. All you could see was the front of the school. So I tried zooming in and low and behold. It looked so terrible. Don’t get this app
  • img Community
    A 3-day trip to Rome might not be in your budget right now, but you can still check out all of the sights. With history tours on Google Earth, you can enjoy all of the tourist attractions and historic sights right from your living room.
    img by Stefan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Two-dimensional maps are a thing of the past. Any true fan of topography will tell you that. A 3D view is so much better. This app covers it quite well and, as a bonus, offers site analysis, the ability to search for 1000s of exact locations, and will always consider slope angles and water sources.
    img by Gwen
    1 year ago

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  • Recommended for geography nerds Aug 27, 2021

    By fdasscgar
    This is a great app and I'd recommend getting it. Unfortunately, the whole world isn't 3d, but that makes sense for multiple reasons. For one, most of the non-3d areas are random countryside's or small towns, which makes sense, as it would take so much effort to turn a tiny little town in the middle of Canada to 3d, and it's not worth it. For two, places like China, Russia, and North Korea obviously aren't 3d because those countries dont give us permission to analyze there country at every angle thousands of times (for good reason). Overall, it's amazing, and I fully recommend it to any geography or history nerd. One thing that would be cool is adding a function where you could change the time of day. For example, you could set it to midnight setting, and everything would be dark and windows would be glowing. I don't know how the Google satellites work, so it might not even be possible to add a day/night setting with our current technology. Anyway, that's my review!
  • Apr 18, 2022

    By Jim Echols
    Great for finding whatever place on Earth you're looking for! Being able to see how many miles are between the places you want to go is great. Plus the story mode and places of interest that come up randomly are great and keep the experience fresh. You can disable those features if you're not interested of course. The graphics and animation of the globe is top-notch also.
  • Couple updates please? Aug 15, 2021

    By CouchPotato🥔
    When I first found out about this was in first grade. My teacher has iPads and he has one for each of us. And there lied, Google Maps. I would love it! I would search up my name, my house, etc. so like a year later I decided to get it. A Little disappointed because their hasn’t been an update. Like I would now because my dad built a padio. And my friends house wasn’t built until 2019. And it hasn’t had an update since 3 years. I would LOVE for an update on the world. And, also please make it so you can see everything in real life when you want to see like a mall or something. Because I wanted to see what Ariana Grande’s house looks like but I couldn’t because she lived in like a town and I couldn’t go down this road. So I would like for you to do these things. It will probably take a while for you do go around the world (no duh).
  • SO COOLLLL but... May 6, 2022

    By Update Idea (Crystal)
    Sooooo I really love google maps, I love searching for places ive been and searching for them on google earth! But since it hasn’t been updated lately, when I look at my town- (it’s not really a town it’s smaller) It’s only 2 houses and a bunch of grass. Also other places aren’t updated for 2022. So what I suggest is- maybe updated the views every year? Because my small town has been like this for maybe more than year, and it still hasn’t been updated! And some churches I looked for aren’t updated either! My school and other schools look like they did about 3 years ago! So could you please update? Maybe update every year so that it’s better? That’d be great! Please respond back if you wanna! :)
  • Updates Aug 16, 2020

    By hfhhfhfhhfhf
    I just want to say that I wish all the maps update there City New York has not updated london San Francisco losngls and more the building don’t change New York 3D buildings Are in 2018 this year it should be 2019 so as rest of the world 3D city and it’s not live and no upadates of the building years we have to wait and Washington DC has no 3 d buildings and I’m looking at the same 3D building in New York for a year or more and it should have live maps and the loading you get shots cause far away it dose not load so google earth please make New York City have new 3D building cause the time New York takes place in is 2018 so now the 3D buildings should be 2019 by now so google earth update the 3D city’s more ok
  • most used app on my phone 💗 Jun 30, 2020

    By Spider-Gwen✨
    yes, you heard that right. Google Earth is a great way to explore new places when you’re at home, especially during the pandemic. it’s a great way to explore places that you probably will never go to. my only suggestion is a night version, because I would really like to see different places at night, especially Milwaukee, Wisconsin. but I won’t take a star off of this app since you would have to drive around the whole world to give us a night version. however, it is something you should consider. You should also update the street map because it’s old and it’s from 2018 and I live in a growing neighborhood.
  • It’s Great! but needs some fixes and updating Sep 10, 2021

    By adrian_creativity
    I have been using the Google Earth engine for about 2 years now and I have absolutely loved the app, but there are some wacky things to fix. I am writing this review about the new update, as I was scrolling around the small town I live at (Elko, NV) I was very unsatisfied about the new street view update, there were new images of the towns streets but there was so much a mix of images from years back that are still not updated and they make me very uncomfortable and I don’t understand why you can’t update the whole town in the same day. I know 3Ding buildings on Earth can be difficult but why can’t a town of 21,000 people be in 3D? I think it would be nice to have new images of my small town in 3D, the imagery and the time lapses of this app are great and I Am in love with them but please fix things I mention in this review and try updating more often.
  • Apr 28, 2022

    By The Voice Of Reason
    I love looking at this & can spend forever just finding different places around the world to zoom in on. The only flaw I find it suffers from is that after a while of use, it freezes & kicks me off...almost like an over saturation of information the app can't handle. Other than that its a terrific idea & can cause you to really get lost staring at images of our amazing planet.
  • Jan 30, 2022

    By katie mae montgomery
    The newest version of google earth takes too long to focus after going to street view and if you're zoomed in to a certain area or town and search for something like "churches" "ski areas" or "Roman ruins" it doesn't show pins on locations anymore. Instead it either takes you back to your physical location (which I have disabled, what's with that) or makes you choose from a long list not necessarily in the area you are zoomed in on. The older version was way better. And no planets for android🤬
  • Sorry to say but.. a few kinks.. Jul 7, 2020

    By sqash27
    So I had and deleted one and a half year ago because I didn’t rlly think I would need it. So earlier yesterday ( today’s yesterday) I was getting bored and so I got this app again and I had to get the older version. So idk if that is related to this but.. every time I try to “ walk “ in the streets it lets me go little ways but then it stops working and takes me to my home screen :( Is it related to old version of google earth or maybe because I don’t have latest version of iPad? Could it be because my iPad is like five years old or is it just something that needs a bug fix update? Or can you not fix? I totally understand if you cannot fix though because I know you all work hard reading reviews and trying to fix any problems anyone has. Thx for all your hard work guys! Me appreciates it. Sincerely, INFO UNAVAILABLE
  • Google earth Apr 4, 2022

    By A1WorldRecord
    Google earth I’d like to be able to see updated pictures of not only cities but also the outdoors even if I was charged for this app I wouldn’t mind . I give google earth a four star mainly because I can see a satellite picture of the outdoors and see what it used to look like on my iPhone even if the image shows 2022 I know it is an older image because we visit this area quite ofen we still use this site for a variety of reasons one being whether certain land is public or private gated or not on certain image’s land shows drought when it is actually full of water I’ve been seeing this same image for over 7 year’s . The picture of cities gets updated but the land pictures remain the same as the original image google earth could be so much better if everything was updated when new images are loaded .
  • Hey I just wanna say something about this app Jun 23, 2020

    By AngryBirds09
    Unfortunately people lately have been saying there’s many glitches and strange things found on this app (and I agree) but since then there hasn’t been a SINGLE glitch or bug or strange thing that I have ever seen on this app known as google earth or google maps (whatever) but I just don’t understand what the point of these bugs and glitches are. Many people have found these kinds of bugs but I just don’t get where they came from and why this app has a lot of bugs and glitches. I don’t Know maybe something really is wrong with this app. Well good thing those glitches are fixed because I would be terrified if I saw a glitch. Because usually bugs and glitches on this App are usually very disturbing and I agree with them. Otherwise this app is great and I hope u like it too :)
  • Love it, but does have some issues. Aug 2, 2021

    By 🧡~LemurTheRainwing~🧡
    This app is really amazing, but there is a few things I have issues with. First, it is really outdated. Many of the pictures are from early 2000’s and a lot of stuff has been added to some places since then. Also, it can be really laggy, glitchy, and I do feel like such an impressively complex company such as Google has the tools to fix the lag, but chooses not to. I do however, really love it. For example, I love to write and draw, and this app allows me to use 3D imagery to study the places in which my stories may be set. It is also such a fun thing to use when bored, I love to just go to random places I will probably never be able to visit in reality. Overall, I do enjoy it very much, and would throughly recommend.
  • Really great! Jan 3, 2021

    By Christofer Williams
    Oh, man. I use this app far more than I’d like to admit. When I’m planning out mountaineering routes and backcountry ski trips, Google Earth proves shockingly useful. I would never use Google Earth in place of a detailed topo map, but there’s something revelatory about being able to fly around a 3-D image of your objective and view it from different angles. In fact, it’s this usefulness that makes me occasionally frustrated with it. The reliance on data signal makes it an unreliable friend in the backcountry. I wish (like with Google Maps) there were some way to save certain areas to my phone so that I could consult a 3-D rendering of the terrain in which I’m currently route-finding, rather than just taking a ton of screenshots.
  • Apr 2, 2021

    By cerbius conquer
    Pretty good. I wish they'd just leave areas they don't have actual footage of as just blurs though. Its somewhat confusing when trees are just cut and pasted to fill in areas where there are very few trees. I can't complain much because it is free and very cool. I really like the street view feature. I wish you could go more places but I understand why you can't.
  • Destination to Destination May 30, 2021

    By 14StxS
    I’ve used this app for near a decade. Previously I could type a city to city (near or close to those cities center) and see a driving route, without, putting in an exact address and get the driving time and get a close estimated miles. This now has been lost, what a shame. One needs to complete address’s on both ends in order to now get that driving and miles information. I would again like too be able to select just a city to city and get that information to adjust my driving and time required for a trip. Overall it is still a valued tool. However, little things lost as this, degrades a once positive app to a “So-So”.
  • Nothing but bugs nowadays Jan 14, 2022

    By princemartell
    This app means a lot to me. It lets me explore the world in a way that isn’t possible for me in real life, allowing me to zoom in and experience places all over the world which I may never get to visit in person. I’ve spent hours just scrolling around the planet, tracing meandering rivers and gliding over mountain ranges. It has made me see our planet in a whole new light, opening my eyes to all the beauty that it holds. However, as of late this app has been nothing but glitches and bugs. Every single time I open the app something goes wrong. Either the image quality will be so bad that the entire globe looks pixely even when fully zoomed out, or whole chunks of it will be black, or else it won’t display any locations or any other labeling. I can’t go for more than a half hour without something glitching out, and so far there seems to be no acknowledgement of these issues from Google. It’s unfortunate that Google is seemingly neglecting such a great app. I think it could be a great educational tool for people of any age group, but its potential is being squandered.
  • Detail Update Please Nov 30, 2019

    By CrystalCafe!
    Ive been a fan of google earth for a long time now. I recall that the first images used to allow the bottom of the ocean exploration with a smooth transition from land to sea. With the new updates and imagery, a lot of detail has been removed. I used to remember looking at land masses and seeing the trees and roads but the current images are now blurry blobs. Also the area surrounding and encompassing Antarctica is severely pathetic. We the people want the details and the Truth. Why is it that there are photoshop cuts and cloud clips, that are covering up detail of the landscape? Please fire the photoshop team and tell it like it is. What good is exploring the planet in virtual format if all you get is blurred images to hide those detail? I don’t use Google Earth much any more because it is a joke now. It makes me sad that all the big corporations want to keep people in the dark, never sharing what they find. Who are you to make that judgment on all of the population. What gives you the rite to hide valuable discoveries from us? And why? It just makes me sad that you were not raised with the truth and so you find ways to cover it up :(
  • Apr 3, 2022

    By BeetlePmP
    Needs lidar added, like the web browser version. There's also a lot of room for improvement when there's little to no cell service... other than that I love this app Also I have other apps that use Google earth imaging that I'm able to pinpoint my location without cell signal, can't do that with google earth... Edit- I lowered my rating from 4 to 3 stars. In the last few months the app constantly crashes, won't load imagines, and is way slower than it used to be.
  • Mar 11, 2022

    By JedeWin
    I sincerely liked this app cause it helps with navigation. Small problem is that it lags my phone and sometimes even kicks me out. It's a majorly buggy issue, and every time I turn my phone off with this app running, it does some terrible things, and I can't even try to restart my phone to stop this most of the time. I think I'll stick to the website version instead!
  • Fix the time differences Aug 31, 2020

    By Confederate son
    I’ve always LOVED this app. Being able to explore places I’ve always wanted to go without having to get off the couch. But, I’ve noticed a problem and to be completely honest I can’t seem to find a reason why the people in charge can’t or won’t fix these problems. First problem is the blurred areas. Certain places I’ve looked at in the past were completely clear and I was always able to zoom in almost to the point of being able to read street signs. Now y’all have started blurring our a LOT of different details and to be honest it makes the app a lot less appealing and more useless than useful. Problem #2. The seasonal overlapping... now this happens on my GPS when I use it with satellite overlay. BUT, once I’ve zoomed in to a certain point it all clears up and the picture is as it should be according to the season. I’m a HUGE history fanatic so I’m constantly looking for ruins and remnants of the past in places most people can easily get to. But when I start noticing that the picture refuses to clear up and focus and the fine and important details are now blurred. It makes me ask why. Which also causes me to look for answers. Which has also given me no other choice but to contact certain people to hack into certain satellites so I can get the answers i need. 🙃
  • Aug 24, 2020

    By Shawna B
    When I started using Google Earth I loved it! It was educational, fun, I could see places that would never physically be able to go. You could "drive" down the street and look around sometimes catching hilarious unplanned situations. There were beautiful photos from people's journeys. All gone! Now it's grocery store shelves and restaurant food trays. When you swooped in under the clouds you'd see the rain falling if there was a storm. That's gone! Harder to navigate. don't use it much now. Sad.
  • May 4, 2019

    By Spam can
    Very good but often blacks out. The app works well and is even fun to use, just scrolling around and exploring the world. But the app will black out many times, usually when going to street mode or a photo sphere. The screen will be black but all the buttons will be there. I have to force close the app to fix this. Without this the app would be near perfect.
  • May 20, 2019

    By Sarah
    I just downloaded this app for the first time and I love it. But, it does crash, maybe every 5 minutes. Usually when I reopen it it's where I was before it crashed. No, I'm not clearing the cashe and force stopping, I've had the app all of a half hour, I barely have a cashe. I see I should be able to drop pins and name them? Can't do that. But I'll keep it in hopes that Google fixes these issues.
  • May 24, 2021

    By The First Curse
    This app is amazing for analyzing geography, looking for locations, etc. The controls are great and the map itself looks beautiful. HOWEVER it lacks a few key features that the desktop (computer) version has, which leads to it feeling like a downgrade. Lastly the app doesn't have the much loved maps for Luna (Moon) and Mars. I'm not sure if they're on desktop still or not, but either way they should be added ASAP. In fact to be honest, the Luna map was why I downloaded it in the first place.
  • Will not load/open Mar 26, 2020

    By SHBSMP
    Using an iPad Pro google earth is stuck on the welcome screen and does not go any further. Clicked on the app support tab in the App Store and it takes you to a help forum for windows google earth Pro help. Useless for apple products. Really a shame googles so disorganized or just doesn’t care about low revenue users UPDATE: several hours later the app loaded as expected. Program ran fine, would be nice to have current or near current maps and photos, most data I saw was more than 3 yrs old. I’m thinking the startup/loading issue was not an app problem but a temporary google server issue they resolved. Still no troubleshooting info for Apple mobile users (at least none I could find) even with the issues, Google Earth is the best (free) global mapping app money can buy for the iPhone/iPad.
  • Apr 16, 2022

    By J M
    Seems to lack most basic features from the regular program (like timelines and image dates, plus Sky and Mars, etc.). Plus most of the other stuff. Not great in comparison. It has proven basically useless for most of the reasons I've had for using it on the fly. Desktop version is far superior. But it works smooth and zooming, scrolling, and rotating the camera, as does street view. I'm just surprised this is so lacking by comparison, given the computing capabilities of modern mobile devices.
  • Apr 21, 2022

    By Satiety Spirit
    What happened to Google Earth ? Google Earth was working fine until a couple updates ago. Now, none of the street names are showing up, and the majority of the small icons that told you if it was a bank, restsurant, pharmacy etc..., are gone. I've even uninstalled the app and then reinstalled it, to see if that would fix the app/or bug, but it didn't help. Now, the app is basically useless. Another glitch in the software is that you use to be able to see a map of entire world. That's gone.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By First name Last name
    Old versions are better. They had routes and transit lines. Easier to navigate. These new versions don't have those anymore. I selected the "include everything" option, but they are still not showing up. The old versions had a better map system. I have to download from outside Google play to accommodate. This version is useless for me.
  • Sep 21, 2018

    By Zach Rutledge
    You finally updated it! I would say you broke it, but it never really worked right to begin with. I can't use it more than a few minutes in 3D mode before it just up and quits, and this is on a reasonably capable phone! So annoying. Update: App has been updated again, it no longer just up and quits but now it locks up completely and has to be force-stopped to get the phone to work again.
  • Mar 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    App was glitchy, and does not work well (i.e. at all) to get or give directions. When opening a .kmz file that was created on a desktop, there is no way to ask for directions to or from this pinned location. If you make the mistake of opening the same pin more than once, that pinned location is shown twice on the map, with no clear way to remove either of them (yes, I attempted to clear the cache.) Summary: lovely satellite images. Not terribly useful unless you're a student of geography.
  • Slow, very, very slow updates Apr 23, 2018

    By Krazo1
    “Okay. Guys we got the data in for the whole world! Now we can sit on our butts for years and years and never have to update it”...said the boss at google earth a decade ago. I know it is free, but I have State Farm road atlases with the picture of a 1953 Buick on the cover that has more up to date maps than Google earth! Those were also free! Their competition is buying new images like crazy and have current maps/terrain. Perhaps GE just isn’t in the game any more and are letting this program wither and die when more folks like me discover it is full of ancient artifacts instead of a current set of images. I’m in the hinterlands of the fly over in the USA...Denver Colorado. Doubt if the GE staff can spell it let alone find it on their own program. The images I deal with are from three to seven YEARS old. Streets, many buildings, power lines, pipelines, public facilities have been built and in place for years in the suburban areas of this city. There are much more current images in Tibet and South America, Do not use this app if you are expecting to get current images. It is poor for that. One feature that might be helpful is to have a streamlined method to report obsolete images, or offer the ability to purchase new images of specific areas if Google cannot afford to update your area of interest.
  • Looks Awful Aug 20, 2020

    By Packyboi
    I think what this app is doing is really cool with the whole see different places thing which is why I’m giving this 2 stars instead of 1. It looks horrendous, unless you are using street view, everything looks terrible, it looks like someone threw up after eating Taco Bell. And most of the time things you want to view aren’t on the street so you can’t even use street view. In my neighborhood I wanted to look at my school because it was remodeled in 2012 and I started going there in 2013 so I never got to see what it looked like before. My neighborhood pictures were from 2011 so the school wasn’t remodeled yet. So I went and looked and because it’s a school, there was no street view for what I wanted to see. All you could see was the front of the school. So I tried zooming in and low and behold. It looked so terrible. Don’t get this app
  • Oct 5, 2018

    By Alec Tinsley
    The images are clear and load quickly. The app does not lag at all. For those complaining of these issues, your galaxy 5 or iPhone 6 is not considered a "reasonably capable device" in 2018. Rating 2 stars for lack of features. You cannot add placemarks or save locations without adding files from your computer based Google earth. This makes the app pointless. Very few people are here to take tours of Paris.
  • Jun 6, 2019

    By Pat Blevins
    Needs updating! After checking my address and surronding areas, I found out that the maps and street view are over 10 years old. Everything is years out of date. Nothing that I checked was even close to up to date. Best I can tell, it was last updated around 2008. Which is very deceptive if your trying to find what an area or property looks like today. If updated to present day it could be very useful. Please update or list in your description that at least parts of it is over 10 years old.
  • Feb 6, 2022

    By Relyk Terrah
    Crashes without rhyme or rhythm; if you use this app, expect frequent (every 4-5 minutes) crashes to home-screen. Not advisable for anyone looking for a smooth or optimized experience. Google should be better, but it's not 2010 anymore, despite what the horribly out of date maps will show you.
  • Oct 26, 2019

    By Drewbie Bernard
    I don't know what they did but the map no longer displays borders, or labels of any kind, no matter what "map style" is clicked. It also locks up now within 2-3 minutes of opening...which kinda makes it pretty useless. Uninstalling. Hopefully they'll update it someday. It was pretty neat...once upon a time. Update: Tried it again after 2 months. Still has the exact same problems. Way to go, Google.
  • Out of Focus Garbage Mar 31, 2021

    By Addybyte
    I can’t express my disappointment enough!! I’m rating this one star because there is no zero to pick. Today’s Google Earth is a former shadow of itself in terms of image quality and resolution. I was a huge fan of the application a decade ago, but had not used it in quite a while. I just got a new iPad and installed it to take a nostalgic walk down memory lane, and I almost threw up. Most apps make an effort to improve over time, but this one has managed to regress. It has become a piece of out-of-focus garbage. I was so looking forward to visually traveling to another part of the world while we are under COVID restrictions and flying over a city and its streets I once knew so well, but all I found was a distorted mess compared to my former virtual visits. The graphics of streets and buildings are a bad cubic Minecraft experience. Can you use the app for middle school geography? Yes. But for really studying topography and detail? Don’t waste your time. Google Earth has lost its mojo in a major way.

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