New Google Earth 5.0 Update Version 5.0.11733.9347

[UPDATED] Google has released a bug-fix update to the GE 5.0 (beta) released first on February 2nd. I don’t believe this version introduces any significant new features, but most likely addresses bugs and problems with computer configurations and video cards. There are no release notes for this new versionHere are the release notes, and Google hasn’t made an announcement yet. Right now you can only get the update if you download Google Earth from their website and install over the current version. You can download GE from here to get this new version. Google may be planning to remove the “(beta)” from this version and make it the official 5.0 release. At some point, you’ll be able to just use the GE Menu “Help->Check for Updates Online” to get this latest version. But, not yet.
Thanks to GEB reader Xavier for being the first to let me know of the new download!

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. William says:

    I encounter an error when I zoom in to the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

  2. I don´t know if this has anything to do with this update but there seems to be imagery update in Scotland.

  3. Rafael S. says:

    Frank, Google just pushed new imagery – There’s brand new data (dated jan-09) for Porto Alegre, Brazil – the old images were from 2003! Sorry for the off-topic msg. Thanks a lot!!!

  4. I have noticed a change that came with this update. When viewing lower resolution historical photography, when you zoom in to the maximum resolution of the imagery, the higher resolution default imagery comes into view if you keep zooming in. This is occuring for the Melbourne, Australia area.

  5. Upon closer inspection, this is a bug. It is only happening in one area for me. -37.847157° 145.169950° is the area in question.

  6. Eric Moeller says:

    This update now allows me to run GE v5 on my older MacPro G4. I had video issues before this release.

  7. There is new images on La Rochelle, France.
    2005 1m resolution picture goes IGN 2006 0.5m resolution.

  8. Bob Bowers says:

    I’ve tried three times to download and run the latest Google Earth 5 and when I try and run it it locks up with the message in the window title “Not Responding.” All I can do is either Ctrl-Alt-Del or click the X to close it and of course I get the Windows Error Message “Program Not Responding”
    What gives, it doesn’t tell me anything as to what the problem might be? The last Google Version 4 ran fine on my computer?

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