Google Earth software
To get started exploring the world, download the free version of Google Earth (GE).
For more advanced features including built-in GIS tools, better imagery resolution, the ability to make movies, and exclusive datasets, consider purchasing Google Earth Pro (currently $399, but there is also a 7 day free trial).
Google Earth in Academia
Want to use a screenshot or saved image from Google Earth in your academic publication? Check out Google's Permission Tool first to see if your intended use requires a copyright permission request to Google. To learn more about U.S. copyright issues, see the Digital Services and Scholarly Communication LibGuide.
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