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Google Earth

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

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  • 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
    9 months 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
    7 months ago
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Gaia Ephyra
    I absolutely love this app. It helps when traveling, wanting to see the world while sitting in one place, business, fun... just.... anything really. I can find people doing funny things, car/building mishaps, see places you've never been and more! I'll never get tired of it!
  • 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 :(
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Marco Alvarez
    I love google earth because there is not many glitches and I'm able to look at all the places I want and I get to experience a lot of stuff. Some of the bad things about google earth is that I do have to tolerate some bugs and glitches and that kind of annoys me. Besides that, Google earth is the best.
  • 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
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Dustin Russ
    This App is absolutely amazing, I would have to be flexing in my vimana to even come close to the overhead view of this planetary sphere. Really the only way it could be better would probably fringe on consideration of privacy with detailed close up zoom.
  • 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 :)
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Kestrel Yan
    Good day! I have a suggestions, can you add some Entering button? indoor/outdoor while pressing a House/Building, or free viewing streets? There are limited streets that can't be move and the search bar can't locate my province, And Please fix the old images, Update is recommended!. Thank you and more Power!
  • 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.
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Gaia Ephyra
    I absolutely love this app. It helps when traveling, wanting to see the world while sitting in one place, business, fun... just.... anything really. I can find people doing funny things, car/building mishaps, see places you've never been and more! I'll never get tired of it!
  • 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 :(
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Marco Alvarez
    I love google earth because there is not many glitches and I'm able to look at all the places I want and I get to experience a lot of stuff. Some of the bad things about google earth is that I do have to tolerate some bugs and glitches and that kind of annoys me. Besides that, Google earth is the best.
  • 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
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Dustin Russ
    This App is absolutely amazing, I would have to be flexing in my vimana to even come close to the overhead view of this planetary sphere. Really the only way it could be better would probably fringe on consideration of privacy with detailed close up zoom.
  • 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 :)
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Kestrel Yan
    Good day! I have a suggestions, can you add some Entering button? indoor/outdoor while pressing a House/Building, or free viewing streets? There are limited streets that can't be move and the search bar can't locate my province, And Please fix the old images, Update is recommended!. Thank you and more Power!
  • 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.
  • Jun 24, 2021

    By MetallicA AlabamA
    Love Google Earth! I would like to know when they will update the imagery? Ive noticed that Bing, and ESRI satellite views have already updated their images up to date. Google is behind like between 4-7 years. Still love this app though. The 3D views of cities, and not just the big cities. Places like Florence, Alabama show 3D buildings and surroundings. It's awesome!!!
  • 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. 🙃
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Malaya Ramsey
    It's a great concept and set up but every single place you search is atleast 5yrs old or older. The location of my property is literally 9 years old. Ive been waiting for an update for 5 years. I search anywhere in the world and the locations are so outdated giving you a false idea of what it looks like now. Shame.
  • Not Even Basic App Comforts (2020 iPad Pro) May 19, 2020

    By somethingcheesy
    It takes a lot of disappointment for me to write reviews but this app is just so flat. It’s like they took what they were in the process of developing years ago and just threw it up without even looking at it for a quick review. I am terrible at geography and thought this would help me with a class I’m taking but I was mistaken. You can’t adjust any type of visual settings so if you zoom too far in on, say, China, you get a million different location names in English and Chinese and you can’t even see the land under all the text. Also, it would be really enjoyable (and easier on my old lady eyes) to be able to make borders bold or different colors or even cut out a region to view it individually. It is absolutely impossible to tell one country/state from the next with the impossibly thin tan line separating everything that, oh yea, is the same color that is used for most of the landscape. What a mess. Overall really great concept but what I’m gathering from other reviews, the app particularly for iPad is super low quality compared to others. I now know that if I had a desktop I’d be able to look at the moon and mars so I feel really gypped now. And yes, even though I didn’t pay anything I still feel shortchanged.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Bill Balez
    Satellite view in my neighborhood is well over 6-7 years old. Google Maps satellite view is more current. 3D view is fairly good. Poorly updated. A 2 rating is generous considering it is very dated. Really not worth it except maybe the 3D view but again very dated in my location.
  • 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.
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Cindy Smith
    Was very dissappointed because it is so very out of date. There is a red car at my dad's residence and he hasn't had that for 5years. And some buildings are not even on there that are now there. I do not recommend this app if you are looking for anything current in past 5yrs. It is not accurate. I am uninstalling it. Waste of time
  • 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
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Alexander Correa
    Every time I search for a city and when it starts moving to the direction of the one searched, it will take me to the play store and I need to reopen it. Please fix.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By David Metzger
    The ap says the views are current. That's a lie. I put in a address recently and found the view to over 2 years old. Nothing current about this ap .
  • Good on a desktop, bad on mobile Jun 5, 2020

    By Jared Schneedle
    I love using google earth to explore the world from the comfort of home so I can get an idea of which countries I want to add to my bucket list of places to visit, and the desktop version is perfect for that. But the mobile version is not very touch accurate. If two places are close together, they tend to overlap on the screen. And you tap on one to see photos of it or read about it, it inevitably thinks you’re tapping on the other no matter how much you try to angle your finger toward the place you’re actually trying to see. Which is extremely frustrating. You need the precision of a mouse curser for any sort of enjoyable experience on this application because it optimized well for a mobile, touchscreen experience.
  • 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
    9 months 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
    7 months ago

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  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Gaia Ephyra
    I absolutely love this app. It helps when traveling, wanting to see the world while sitting in one place, business, fun... just.... anything really. I can find people doing funny things, car/building mishaps, see places you've never been and more! I'll never get tired of it!
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Marco Alvarez
    I love google earth because there is not many glitches and I'm able to look at all the places I want and I get to experience a lot of stuff. Some of the bad things about google earth is that I do have to tolerate some bugs and glitches and that kind of annoys me. Besides that, Google earth is the best.
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By Dustin Russ
    This App is absolutely amazing, I would have to be flexing in my vimana to even come close to the overhead view of this planetary sphere. Really the only way it could be better would probably fringe on consideration of privacy with detailed close up zoom.
  • Jun 24, 2021

    By MetallicA AlabamA
    Love Google Earth! I would like to know when they will update the imagery? Ive noticed that Bing, and ESRI satellite views have already updated their images up to date. Google is behind like between 4-7 years. Still love this app though. The 3D views of cities, and not just the big cities. Places like Florence, Alabama show 3D buildings and surroundings. It's awesome!!!
  • Jun 24, 2021

    By Vasilisa T.
    Absolutely Amazing! You Can Look Around The World , You Can Look To see where you want to go! You can also see how it looks like! That's the amazing part of it! I love this app! I just have nothing to say.. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS APP
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Canales Family
    If you really want to see like different parts of the world I especially saw some creepy stuff on the different places especially Freddy Fazbear's Pizza I actually found it on Google Earth! (I know it might be fake but still it's nice to actually see something like that)
  • GREAT APP BUT NEEDS A FEW THINGS Jan 25, 2020

    By fdasscgar
    This is a great app and I'd recommend getting it. The problem is it's not all 3d and I would like you to fix that 'cause my grandfather lives in D.C. but I can't see his house and I want to really bad ( because he's rich and owns a mansion ). Other than that it's GREAT!! But you should add something where you can change the time of day ( night, midnight, early morning (2 am), morning, day, noon, afternoon, evening ) where it changes everything. For example, at day, an office building would look regular, but if you changed it to NIGHT, it would look dimmer and all the lights would be on. If you fixed/added the stuff in my review, it would be a great app. Thank you Google for making another awesome addition to my screen!
  • 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
  • I will be forever grateful May 13, 2020

    By llamalam
    So today my mom is going to go to Jalapeño in my city so we can get a burrito because their burritos are good. So I looked up where Jalapeño is in my city and I memorized that spot. I am also in the mood for a smoothie and looked up Tropical Smoothie Cafe because their Bahama Mama is one of my favorite smoothies. I looked up both of them to see if they were even remotely near each other because if they were, I could get a smoothie. It turns out they’re right next to each other! Google Earth helped me figure out if I could get a smoothie and I am forever thankful for that. Now every time my mom goes out to Jalapeño I have a decent chance of her saying yes to getting tropical smoothie.
  • You can not travel without Google——- Jan 2, 2019

    By AsphaltFenude
    especially if you are motoring somewhere and need a hotel, restaurant, or medical help. The Maps app is enormously helpful because in addition to the video depictions, the aural directions allow you to listen to the driving directions and watch the road. The Earth app is a fantastic aerial view of your route and/or destination, which then allows you to simply go to maps and enter the address. You can enter enroute information requests for hotels and gas stations or just about anything you want or need. It is very intuitive, is GPS synch’d, and will get you un-lost in a jiffy. You simply can not go anywhere without this app.
  • 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
  • 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 :)
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Kestrel Yan
    Good day! I have a suggestions, can you add some Entering button? indoor/outdoor while pressing a House/Building, or free viewing streets? There are limited streets that can't be move and the search bar can't locate my province, And Please fix the old images, Update is recommended!. Thank you and more Power!
  • 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.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By IsCiana
    Its a great app but there some creepy stuff u added but this app is fine why i rate it 4 stars wanna know?? Ok actually first of all sometimes when i just used the apps like for a while or a minute its like it always freezes :( and its stops please fix it so i could rate it 5 stars Thanks for reading.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Sabid Sabid
    This is a wonderful app. This helps all of us in many ways. By this we can get know about the geographi of the world. But I think that this app needs to update. Any way this is an amazing app.
  • Update Photos Apr 11, 2021

    By captin poopsalot
    This is a very good app. I like being able to see different places around the world. One thing I would like to suggest is that you update your photos every once and a while. I know that you had to take tons of photos from all around the world in order to create this app, and that couldn’t have been easy, but construction and landscapes are changing, and places look different now. When I search my address, it comes up with a photo from years ago. We have greatly improved the way our house and yard look since then and I’m sure other people have too, so I just think it would be nice if you update your pictures every few years. Thanks!
  • 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”.
  • A little out-dated Dec 6, 2020

    By HumbleWolf5504
    So, overall, really great app. I’m able to look at where I live, in the neighborhood. I love the street view as well. Theres only two things I would change about it. Ok, first of all, cmon. Like, those graphics man! Once, I was lookin at water pouring out of an inflatable pool (wow great time to take a picture Mr. Satellite XD) and it had corners and points and it almost looked like a rectangle...Secondly, it’s too out-dated. I’m literally looking at something from a year like 2014 when I’m almost in 2021! Overall, great app, just those two things and I would put in five stars. P.S. I know you guys don’t read these stupid reviews, but seriously, please give the app an update.
  • Love it, Crashes Often Dec 27, 2020

    By ellentaco33
    Google earth is one of my favorite apps. I love exploring the world through street view and the 3D perspective. But I am growing increasingly infuriated by the frequency of crashes! I run the app on my iPad and I’d say about eighty percent of the time I use it, the app crashes every few minutes. Just closes completely. Restarting my device usually does nothing, and at this point I’m thinking it must be the app not me. I really hope google can fix the issues though because it is truly one of the most important apps in my opinion because of its ability to expand your worldview, especially in our home bound lives in COVID era.
  • 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 :(
  • 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. 🙃
  • Missing from Serbian AppStore Apr 29, 2021

    By DaliborSuh
    This app is missing from Serbian iOS AppStore for more than a year since Serbian iOS AppStore has been enabled and all the developers have been informed in March 2020. All developers have enabled their apps but most of google apps are not available on Serbian iOS AppStore so we cannot download or update our apps or write feedback, except here, and only when we manually change our regions to us and lose all our paid subscriptions in order to be able to send feedback through the AppStore . So this is the only way we, Serbian users, can share our feedback. Official support does not want to help us and we pay for services we cannot use. So, please, inform your devs to enable this apps ob Serbian iOS AppStore ASAP. We will soon reach out to media to make wider attention to this issue and google discrimination of Serbian users if not fixed soon. Thanks.
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By Dan Yavuzkurt
    There absolutely needs to be a scale bar in Google earth. It is very unwieldy and inconvenient to have to use the ruler every time I want to see how far away something is. Why is there no option like there is on the desktop app? People have been asking for this for years!
  • 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.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By tom domagalski
    I tried to measure /follow my bike ride on the map. I added new pieces of the ride repeatedly but the app ended up crashing and I lost all my measurements. It happened twice already so I won't be using that feature. Disappointing
  • Jun 25, 2021

    By Brian Candey
    Love the app, as a truck driver it's great to get an idea of the area a customer is in. Big problem though, it doesn't show street names anymore making navigation a bit difficult. Give us back the street names, please.
  • Timetravel feature needed + ocean map Jul 7, 2018

    By JamesAlexander84
    I really like google Earth, but I would love to see a time travel feature where you can see what has changed over the decades: buildings, roads, environment, etc. Also, I think the next step should definitely be mapping the oceans; you will have work for centuries, honestly. Lastly, I want to see higher resolution imaging. One thing that I currently like is the 3D feature especially when you first tap it and the camera does a cyclical camera pan; that's awesome! Although, I would like this to be available from multiple zoom levels. Also, how about quick-zoom level buttons: 1x, 2, 5x, 10x or altitude ranges. Google + Wikipedia would make a powerful resource for information ;)
  • Amazing app but there’s one problem☹️ Apr 7, 2019

    By Grey K Mullins
    This app is amazing I really recommend getting it! But the thing is you only have a Birdseye view of the places you want to see you can’t see it like it’s right in front of you and when you Google your house it looks different from what it looked like a long time ago it’s gonna look like it looks like a long time ago is it is it gonna have a new upgrades that you put on your house. Say you Google the Eiffel tower you’re only seening what it looks like a long time ago not how it actually looks like today. That one comes really frustrates me😡! So that’s the one problem with this amazing app.😍😭
  • Such a cool app, but could be better Sep 5, 2018

    By jimago
    I love the power of this app. There are only a couple things I wish they would improve on. I would love to see the ability to pin locations in this that would then also be on my Google maps, or vice versa, see pins I've made in Google maps show up here. My other actually complaint is that if you leave the app for maybe only a minute and come back to it, it resets. Losing the location you left on. I use this app a lot researching places I plan to hike, and I'm constantly bouncing from app to app. It's incredibly annoying to have to figure out where I was every time it decides to reset.
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Malaya Ramsey
    It's a great concept and set up but every single place you search is atleast 5yrs old or older. The location of my property is literally 9 years old. Ive been waiting for an update for 5 years. I search anywhere in the world and the locations are so outdated giving you a false idea of what it looks like now. Shame.
  • Not Even Basic App Comforts (2020 iPad Pro) May 19, 2020

    By somethingcheesy
    It takes a lot of disappointment for me to write reviews but this app is just so flat. It’s like they took what they were in the process of developing years ago and just threw it up without even looking at it for a quick review. I am terrible at geography and thought this would help me with a class I’m taking but I was mistaken. You can’t adjust any type of visual settings so if you zoom too far in on, say, China, you get a million different location names in English and Chinese and you can’t even see the land under all the text. Also, it would be really enjoyable (and easier on my old lady eyes) to be able to make borders bold or different colors or even cut out a region to view it individually. It is absolutely impossible to tell one country/state from the next with the impossibly thin tan line separating everything that, oh yea, is the same color that is used for most of the landscape. What a mess. Overall really great concept but what I’m gathering from other reviews, the app particularly for iPad is super low quality compared to others. I now know that if I had a desktop I’d be able to look at the moon and mars so I feel really gypped now. And yes, even though I didn’t pay anything I still feel shortchanged.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Bill Balez
    Satellite view in my neighborhood is well over 6-7 years old. Google Maps satellite view is more current. 3D view is fairly good. Poorly updated. A 2 rating is generous considering it is very dated. Really not worth it except maybe the 3D view but again very dated in my location.
  • 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
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Alexander Correa
    Every time I search for a city and when it starts moving to the direction of the one searched, it will take me to the play store and I need to reopen it. Please fix.
  • Good on a desktop, bad on mobile Jun 5, 2020

    By Jared Schneedle
    I love using google earth to explore the world from the comfort of home so I can get an idea of which countries I want to add to my bucket list of places to visit, and the desktop version is perfect for that. But the mobile version is not very touch accurate. If two places are close together, they tend to overlap on the screen. And you tap on one to see photos of it or read about it, it inevitably thinks you’re tapping on the other no matter how much you try to angle your finger toward the place you’re actually trying to see. Which is extremely frustrating. You need the precision of a mouse curser for any sort of enjoyable experience on this application because it optimized well for a mobile, touchscreen experience.
  • Needs better offline visibility Apr 24, 2020

    By Rock4Jesus777
    Certain map/gps apps require a strong data signal to use them for travel. Being built into a smart phone makes sense in those cases. However, when downloading a third party app, I would hope for a more robust app that would allow usage, even in poor signal areas. You know, situations that require a map when cell signal is low or non existent? My family and I go for car rides every weekend and go out back roads into rural and desolate areas to see what we can see. Too often we have no or very limited cell signal and the native app can’t do anything for us. I reinstalled GE thinking it would pick up the slack but I just found out that without signal, it’s useless. It doesn’t want to load in unless there’s strong signal or WiFi connected. We would get lost with this! What’s the point? I remember when map/gps apps were more robust and had enough built in data that you didn’t need cell data to use them. With phone storage capacity on the rise, companies shouldn’t be afraid anymore to make a larger app that can be used standalone.
  • I preferred the previous version. Apr 16, 2018

    By akLT2
    Personally I preferred the previous version for a couple reasons. The biggest reason being that the app would save the information in a cache from areas you previously viewed. This was extremely helpful for hiking and backpacking in areas where there is no signal. By viewing areas before I left I could fully use the app out of service. Now, without a signal, the app is useless in the backcountry. Another reason I prefer the old version is because of the panoramio photos. This was nice for areas that aren’t popular. Overall the app is satisfactory but I preferred the old app with the features I mentioned.
  • GOOGLE PLEASE READ THIS May 9, 2020

    By Jewel 73
    Would it kill them to actually listen to people’s ideas? Good lord, there’s no cross-platform consistency with these google apps. Too many bugs with this and other google apps make them very unstable. For example, historical aerial view is only available on google earth for computers. Historical street view is only available on computer browsers. It used to be a thing on mobile browsers but it was removed. And you can’t make kmz files on mobile google earth, something which would be really helpful. I really hope they can fix these completely useless inconsistencies and make their apps useful again.
  • 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.
  • Jun 28, 2021

    By Cindy Smith
    Was very dissappointed because it is so very out of date. There is a red car at my dad's residence and he hasn't had that for 5years. And some buildings are not even on there that are now there. I do not recommend this app if you are looking for anything current in past 5yrs. It is not accurate. I am uninstalling it. Waste of time
  • Jul 22, 2021

    By David Metzger
    The ap says the views are current. That's a lie. I put in a address recently and found the view to over 2 years old. Nothing current about this ap .
  • Watching what I do Jan 23, 2019

    By Zilkascreech
    I really liked this app a lot. It has great info and I relied on it to show parts of the world that I wanted to learn about. Today on Facebook someone mentioned a part of the world that I’m not familiar with, the Isle of Skye. I went to Google Earth and I hadn’t typed in more than the first two letters when it suggested Isle of Skye. Apparently it’s watching other apps I’m using and since it’s a Google app that info, no doubt, is now a part of the info it sends back to Google. I should have kept it off of my phone, I figured it was harmless because I only used it when I needed it, but apparently that’s not the case. What other private info is now in the Google data base, I have no idea. If you value your privacy, stay away. Caveat emptor, as they say. It’s gone now.
  • Stopped using Google Earth Dec 2, 2019

    By Eriptron
    Update: Non existent support. They’re so unprofessional that they don’t respond to Apple app reviews. In my opinion, companies like that should have their products removed from the Apple App Store. —— I give...they'll never figure out how to design an "intelligent" user interface. I stopped using Google Earth a couple of months ago. The tab to unhide the place images at the bottom of the main display is too big and it should disappear when not touch for a few seconds. Then there are the four lines of copyright information that overlays the map at the bottom of the main display. You still cannot hide the GUI so you can see the the whole map without having to keep moving the map image around. By Google!
  • Slow, outdated, and awful software Aug 5, 2018

    By supreme1138
    I used to love google earth about two years ago, but after a new update, the whole thing went down hill. First, the satellite view of some places, for example San Francisco, was out dated by at least three years. Second, the new up date doesn’t include Wikipedia shortcuts, or simple explanatory anymore. And, you can’t turn the stuff off the settings that you don’t want, like let’s say you only want road feature on, well tough luck be cause it doesn’t allow that. Lastly, if you scroll around eventually at least on my tablet, the app closes and shuts off for no reason. This app has so much potential and it’s a shame that it is like this. I hope google can fix there problems soon.
  • Used to be a LOT better Aug 10, 2020

    By analonjsshd
    In 2010 this website/app used to have accurate pictures instead of 3D looking maps. When I was a little girl I remember it used to be actual pictures of the earth so you can see places as if you were there in person. This is very inaccurate, Google Earth went backwards in time instead of forwards. I saw google maps the other day and maybe they switched the way it works between the both of them? Google maps is the older version of google earth and now google earth is some... 3D looking weird unrealistic.... I could keep going on but this is very very disappointing! Step it up again. What happened to the real/ realistic google earth??
  • Cant save places or easily sync them from somewhere else Jul 24, 2018

    By Andgfneisijd
    Im going on a trip with my family somewhere soon and recently saved a bunch of places on google earth on a public library computer, assuming it would auto save to my account bc usually google is awesome like that. so i download the app so i can see what i had previously saved and it turns out the only way you can do that is by going on the computer you saved them to and manually moving them. and!! not only that but you cant even start all over again because you cant even save places on the app at all! so if you just want to look around places with no way what-so-ever to save the info that you find, then this is the perfect app for you!
  • ARE YOU KIDDING?!!! Apr 17, 2021

    By jsille77
    I’ve used google earth since day 1, I use the app daily, if not hourly. Couple weeks ago I noticed every time I sign in the map is set to "everything" which means every single named location shows up and clutters the view horribly. I’ve enjoyed this app so many years now and now beginning to lose interest ESPECIALLY since I noticed some kid who just started using the app complained about the map style and boom he gets whatever he ask for and legacy users are left to kick rocks. At the minimum the default should be "explore" which is the middle setting and has far less screen clutter, but in my opinion the original default, clean, non cluttered view should be the default. It should be up to the users to add place names. Because this is a deal breaker for me I’ve dropped from 4 to 1 star as it totally ruins the entire user experience. Please consider fixing this back the way it was and I’ll gladly add the 4 star rating back. (Add history like the desk top has and it is a 5 star app all day)
  • Lies. Aug 13, 2019

    By Kay's Way ❤️👱🏻‍♀️
    I read a developer’s response. It said “Great news! The game has been updated. Now you can see all the up-to-date photos!” Yeah right. So you’re saying when I search up my house and it’s when my pool was being built, that’s up to date? No. I’m not blind, I can clearly see what’s outside my house and what’s not. Where’s my pool? My pool is an essential part of my house. I wouldn’t be able to recognize my house without that pool! So they “updated” the game? More like ignored the reviews asking for an up to date photo! Don’t download this app unless you want old photos. This especially annoys me because I don’t want people seeing the old version of my house. Sincerely, dIsSaTiSfIeD

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