Google Earth Pro – Greatly Improved Value

Google Earth Pro already had some very nice features such as better performance, ability to add polygons and paths, spreadsheet import capabilities, and technical support from Google. But, to get features such as movie making ability you had to spend an additional $200 per module. (NOTE: you don’t get better satellite or aerial images – the underlying imagery is the same for all versions of Google Earth). Some GE Pro users just started getting an E-mail like this:

Good news! Your Google Earth Pro subscription has been upgraded. Enjoy these new premium features on us (up to a $600 value):
Movie Maker Module – Record 3D viewer imagery and export movies of tours for websites or presentations.
Premium Printing Module – Save and print at 4800 pixels per inch and print high-resolution images up to 11″ x 17″.
GIS Data Importer – Incorporate GIS data in .shp or .tab file formats. Examples of data include parcel data, demographics data and 3D building data.
You can use these new features the next time you open Google Earth Pro. Also, our Technical Support options have changed. We’ve added live chat & email support to replace telephone support.

You can see all the features at the Google Earth Pro features page. via OgleEarth.

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. I am looking to find someone that uses Google Earth Pro, to create an approximately 10 second movie clip that I will use for a PSA that we are creating.
    The work would be quite simple to do, it would be a zoom in from space, down to our earth then to a specific state then to the outline of a county within that state. I would want the county outline in a bright color like the yellow curently used to outline the USA in Google Earth.
    The clip would need to be of high quality without any stuttering and run for approximately 5-10 sweconds. The purpose is to create a zoom in from space to highlite our county.
    If you work with pro and have the capability to do this please contact me, you will be compensated for your work.
    I have already contacted Google and am obtaining a broadcast liscence.
    Bill Cress
    Tel 973-694-1280

  2. Michael Goss, Sr. says:

    Q: How often is Google Earth Updated?
    Thanks !
    Michael “Mick” Goss, Sr.

  3. what are the benefits of google earth pro to programmers. i’m a ruby programmer working for an architecture company and my manager asked me if we need a google earth pro edition.
    any ideas?

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