Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?
Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.
Google has just nixed the subscription fee for Google Earth Pro, dropping it from $400 a year to completely free.
View satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, galaxies far in space, and the deepest depths of the ocean — right from the desktop.
Google Earth Pro
Google Earth Pro includes the same easy-to-use features and imagery of Google Earth, but with additional professional tools designed specifically for business users.
|FEATURES||GOOGLE EARTH||GOOGLE EARTH PRO|
|Print images||Screen Resolution only||Premium high resolution images|
|Regionate large datasets|
|Batch geocode addresses|
|Import GIS data|
|Import GIS images||Manually Geo-locate||Automatically Geo-located|
|Import large image files||Up to max texture size||More than max texture size
(Super Image Overlays)
|Access demographic, parcel & traffic data layers|
|Create premium movies|
|Measure area of a polygon or circle|
|Map multiple points at once|
|Map making tool|
Full price: $399