Package Details: google-earth

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Package Base: google-earth
Description: Semi-legacy 3D interface to explore the globe, terrain, streets, buildings and other planets
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Licenses: custom:earth
Submitter: None
Maintainer: dbermond
Last Packager: Det
Votes: 1005
Popularity: 1.00
First Submitted: 2008-02-19 07:36
Last Updated: 2018-02-09 00:40

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Det commented on 2017-08-24 15:33

✔ NOTE The "Free" Google Earth has been dropped:

All future updates go to Google Earth Pro (also free):

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Det commented on 2015-03-21 17:18

From the top of the PKGBUILD (and as hinted by the Sources section):

# Build an unstable 64-bit build: "1" to enable.

But you're not gonna want it. Whatever 10-20% rendering improvements it would bring, they are nullified by the 5 first times it crashes on startup.

greyltc commented on 2015-03-21 17:15

Why is "_arch=i386" hardcoded into this PKGBUILD?
Am I reading that right?
In any case, google-earth-stable_7.1.2.2041_i386.deb is being downloaded on my 64 bit machine so something seems to be wrong here.

Det commented on 2015-02-11 02:32

@grugnog, umm, no, "starting with the version 4 beta Google Earth functions under Linux, as a native port using the Qt toolkit." (, and yes, the "Pro" .bin is old, as I've said twice now.

A Wine version would be a pretty easy thing to do with a helper script like that from utorrent.

grugnog commented on 2015-02-11 02:25

I think to use Google Earth Pro we would need to use the GoogleEarthProWin.exe running under wine, rather than the .bin version (which is the same outdated version as the deb, and just runs under wine internally anyway). Not sure how to systematically install this as an AUR yet though - perhaps we can find another wine package for reference.

Det commented on 2015-02-07 16:38

I'm Det, not grugnog?

qKUqm3wtY4 commented on 2015-02-07 11:32

@grugnog - I'll take your word for it, but it doesn't make much sense to me. If they're sending me a link to a download in reply to my request for Google Earth Pro, why would they send a link to Google Earth? Oh well.

Det commented on 2015-02-06 19:24

@qKUqm3wtY4, like I already said, there is no Google Earth Pro for Linux. It links to an old Google Earth Free. Not the Pro.

qKUqm3wtY4 commented on 2015-02-06 17:28

@grugnog There is a Linux version of Google Earth Pro. When you request access from Google, they'll send you the bin file, along with a username and password to access the license.

I have no clue how to install the bin file successfully under arch. I've tried, but I've had no success. If would really be great if someone would take the time to make an AUR package which asks for the bin file directiory (if that's possible).

grugnog commented on 2015-02-02 22:33

There isn't a Linux version of Earth Pro, but the windows version seems to work just fine (at least, I couldn't find anything not working). I guess it's up to the maintainer of this package if they want to morph it into a Earth Pro package, or stick with the deb install, and perhaps we can make a separate google-earth-pro AUR.

In any case, this worked for me to install, using the default wine package (and a clean prefix):
WINEARCH=win32 wine GoogleEarthProWin.exe

Det commented on 2015-01-31 12:23

That only seems to link to the free version of 6.0 for Linux for now...:

- Linux:

- Mac:

- Windows:{65E60E95-0DE9-43FF-9F3F-4F7D2DFF04B5}&iid={E6800BAF-1E9C-D23F-997D-5B8D0ED05690}&lang=undefined&browser=4&usagestats=0&appname=Google%20Earth%20Pro&needsadmin=True&brand=GGGE/earth/client/GoogleEarthProSetup.exe

E: Actually, there apparently is no Linux version of Google Earth Pro at all:!topic/earth/qGeaQ3LQYEs