Google Earth finally coming to Sudan, Iran and Cuba

For years now, users in Sudan, Iran and Cuba have been unable to download Google Earth. Loading up the page to do so would give them this error message:

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The reason was US export restrictions, which Ogle Earth talked about back in 2007. However, a few weeks ago the US lifted those restrictions for some countries. Does that mean Google Earth is now available for those users?
The answer is “not yet, but soon”. Ogle Earth has the full story, but it sounds like Google Earth will be available in Sudan, Iran and Cuba in the near future, which is good news for everyone.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. I agree.Good news for everyone.Having worked there for a number of years(Sudan)I have a few pics in Panoramia/Google Earth Showak/Abouda.Harsh but beautiful country and the people were great.No hassel ever.

  2. Good news for us in IRAN.
    I have created some maps and roads in google mapmaker and also have some photos in Panoramio.
    Lifting the restrictions will help me as a google user to use other google softwares.

  3. I agree.Good news for everyone.Having worked there for a number of years(Sudan)I have a few pics in Panoramia/Google Earth Showak/Abouda.Harsh but beautiful country and the people were great.No hassel ever.
    Good news for us in IRAN.
    I have created some maps and roads in google mapmaker and also have some photos in Panoramio.
    Lifting the restrictions will help me as a google user to use other google softwares.

  4. mm hello i just want to add some information about the validation for google earth in sudan you know..am from sudan and i use google earth since 2008″in sudan” so the validation for these lisence can be important just to cancel the download from the internet but as software it’s being used early and other thing it’s working correctly “there no server error” so i guess here the validation came from the server not from any site witch’s give me this error thank’s….

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