An automotive version of Google Earth was made available in the Audi A8. Google Earth Pro was originally the business-oriented upgrade to Google Earth, with features such as a movie maker and data importer. Discontinued in December , Google Earth Plus was a paid subscription upgrade to Google Earth that provided customers with the following features, most of which have become available in the free Google Earth.
A variety of third-party applications have been created which provide this functionality using the basic version of Google Earth by generating KML or KMZ files based on user-specified or user-recorded waypoints. Google Earth Enterprise is designed for use by organizations whose businesses could take advantage of the program's capabilities, for example by having a globe that holds company data available for anyone in that company.
Google Earth 9 is a version of Google Earth first released on April 18, , having been in development for two years. The API enabled sophisticated 3D map applications to be built. On November 16, , Google released a virtual reality version of Google Earth for Valve's Steam computer gaming platform.
Google Earth Outreach is a charity program, through which Google promotes and donates to various non-profit organizations. Beginning in , donations are often accompanied by layers featured in Google Earth, allowing users to view a non-profit's projects and goals by navigating to certain related locations.
Google Earth Engine is a cloud computing platform for processing satellite imagery and other geospatial and observation data.
It provides access to a large database of satellite imagery and the computational power needed to analyze those images. Google Earth Engine has been used multiple times as a tool for tracking deforestation.
Initial applications of the engine have included mapping the forests of Mexico , identifying water in the Congo basin , and detecting deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Both organizations use the program to build maps of forests that measure environmental disturbances. The software has been criticized by a number of special interest groups , including national officials, as being an invasion of privacy or posing a threat to national security.
The typical argument is that the software provides information about military or other critical installations that could be used by terrorists. Google Earth has been blocked by Google in Iran  and Sudan  since , due to United States government export restrictions.
The program has also been blocked in Morocco since by Maroc Telecom, a major service provider in the country. In the academic realm, increasing attention has been devoted to both Google Earth and its place in the development of digital globes.
In particular, the International Journal of Digital Earth features multiple articles evaluating and comparing the development Google Earth and its differences when compared to other professional, scientific, and governmental platforms. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Windows, macOS, Linux 7.
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