New Beta Version of Google Earth Out .0616

Google released a new version of Google Earth Beta last night. You can get it here. This new version has several new features according to this post:

  • You can now search your Places list
  • The web window can be split vertically now, or you can pop the window out
  • The Google Toolbar (after installation and restarting your browser) now has a “Search in Google Earth ”

I had just thought of the need for the search in Places the other day and now my wish is granted. It’s nice to see Google continuing to integrate GE with other applications. I’m going to check out the new web window features, but I suspect I will continue to use my favorite browser (Firefox).
I’m hoping they fixed the bug I had found earlier which forced the use of IE when you select the “Share with GE Community” menu option…yes, it’s fixed!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. New Version of Google Earth (3.0.0616)

    There’s a new version out. More details over at Google Earth blog….

  2. I have a subscription copy of GE+. Will the beta version compromise this or make it better?

  3. The new beta version will update GE Plus as well.

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