Google Earth is a cross-platform program that lets you fly virtually to any spot on the earth to view satellite imagery of countries, cities, maps, terrain, oceans, 3D buildings, and even outer space can be viewed from this program.

The latest stable version currretly available is 6.2, which we will see how to install under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04. Install first these dependencies, the second package is for fixing awkward font (unreadable font) in Google Earth:

sudo apt-get install lsb-core msttcorefonts

Then install Google Earth 6.2 with the following commands:

  • Ubuntu (32-bit):
wget -O google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb http://goo.gl/iZT7r
sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

  • Ubuntu (64-bit):
wget -O google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/2fXw3
sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb

Log out the current user session and log back in, then start Google Earth from the Unity Dash.

That's it!

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