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Google Earth Pro used to cost $400 a year — here’s how to get it for free

Google used to charge $400 a year for Google Earth Pro, but these days, it's free. Here's how to install and use this advanced, 3D-mapping software. You'll be exporting HD video and zooming all over the planet in no time!
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Irony much? Airbnb sues California over law it helped create

Airbnb, already under fire from hoteliers and local governments, has sued the state of California over a law it help create and pass.

Google Earth just got a whole lot sharper thanks to the Landsat 8 satellite

Google has updated Google Earth with sharper and brighter images from the Landsat 8 satellite. The new images will also show in the satellite view of Maps, and over time will replace all of the older images in Earth.

Enthusiast blog unearths China’s bizarre ‘street offset’ system

When does mapping turn into snooping? As it turns out, Google has had to find a solution that allows for accurate street mapping within the limits of Chinese legislation.

New satellite images shed light on the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake

Scientists are now analyzing radar images to better understand the impact site of the Nepal earthquake. A downloadable KMZ file also now allows the public to view the Nepal earthquake region via Google Earth.

Google Earth is fun on its own, but here’s how to make it even better

Love the idea of flying around Google Earth, but aren't sure where to start? Our handy how-to will help you learn all the ins and outs of the virtual globe, and even teach you a few tricks you haven't heard of before.

Google Earth Pro is now free for anyone to use

If you've always wanted to take advantage of the enhanced features in Google Earth Pro but never had a spare $400, now's your chance — Google is making the software upgrade free for everyone.

Google applies new 3D imagery to NYC, San Francisco maps

Using new cameras and algorithms, Google has rebuilt 3D images of buildings and landmarks in New York City and San Francisco, making them look more realistic. The enhanced rendering effects are coming to other cities in 2015.
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Google Earth tips off cops to illegal marijuana crop in Oregon

Surveillance is dope: Law enforcement agents in southern Oregon were tipped off to a local man's illegal marijuana crop after using Google Earth satellite images to spot his neatly-planted ganja gardens.

Google blows away the clouds in Earth and Maps, brings Street View to Earth for mobile

Google on Wednesday rolled out a new interface for Earth for mobile, and added Street View too. Meanwhile, Earth and Maps imagery has been spruced up and cleared of clouds to offer even clearer views of the planet.

Leap Motion controller brings Google Earth to your fingertips

To coincide with Earth Day, Google is adding Leap Motion support to Google Earth 7.1, which means you'll soon be able to explorer the planet with your fingers – that is, if you can get your hands on a device when they become available on…