Google Earth is a familiar program that succeeds in bringing many details closer to all users and make them even more accessible. But not many people have dared to go to the next level by purchasing the Pro edition, which could have cost them $399 per year. Not very much for the enterprises, but if curiosity and the need to embrace knowledge passionately would have been the issue, the price is quite inaccessible. Fortunately, today this is a past concern. Google has decided to make Google Earth Pro free of charge for all users. Advanced measurement tools, the possibility to explore places and print pictures of them in high quality, are not specific just for explorers. Or maybe, some people could find their own path with the help of this feature that is now available for everyone, asking nothing in exchange.
One of the most interesting and captivating features for which the upgrade would have been attractive even in the paying period is the HD fly-through videos using the data that has been stored by Google.
Until now, Google hasn’t made any specific declarations to express why they made such a generous gift to users worldwide, but a clue could be the growing rate of competition that has made huge steps in the meantime: Apple Maps and Here Maps. Another possibility would be that the sales weren’t so numerous anymore and it was such a pity for the entire project to vanish just for that. Or maybe a consolidation of the number of products available from the Mountain View Company is needed. Nonetheless, users all around the world have been surprised and honored to having this opportunity in front of them.
The process of using Google Earth, even if it is for the first time, is quite simple, just by signing up in order to receive an online key, says the Product Manager Stafford Marquardt.
“Whether you’re planning a new office building or a trip to the mountains, check out Google Earth Pro and see how easy it is to visualize your world. […] To see what Earth Pro can do for you – or to just have fun flying around the world – grab a free key and download Earth Pro today. If you’re an existing user, your key will continue to work with no changes required”.
The paid version of Google Earth Pro has functioned over the last 10 years and has helped businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world to planning trips, finding answers and believing they can go anywhere they want, as long as it is there on the map, waiting.
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