Google Earth 7.3 on Ubuntu Linux

The following procedure is for Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 among others. Linux Google Earth Pro 7.3 is available at no charge.

Install

  1. Download Google Earth 7.3 64-bit .deb or direct link
  2. Install:
gdebi google-earth-pro-stable*amd64.deb

Usage

Open from Google Earth menu icon, or from Terminal:

google-earth-pro

which is a softlink under /usr/bin/ to /opt/google/earth/pro/googleearth

This also installs a software source in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth-pro.list for automatic updates.

Notes

What’s new

As noted in Google Earth 7.3 release notes, the key improvements include

  • all Google Earth installs are now “Pro” for free
  • high-resolution (Hi DPI) support
  • fixed broken networking system (blank links) etc.
  • works with new Google Photos layer (that replaced Panoramio)