Instead of using Google Earth on a browser, you can download Google Earth Pro for Windows 10 and use Google Earth software directly from your Windows 10 PC desktop. Here’s how to download Google Earth for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit for free offline.
Google Earth is free software developed by Google that allows you to view the Earth with high resolution images. It is far superior to basic static maps and older satellite imagery. The images can be so detailed that you can clearly see your house, car, and the people on the streets.
However, high-resolution images are generally only available in large towns and populated towns, while sparsely populated or inhabited areas generally have lower quality images and graphics.
Prior to the release of Google Earth Pro for Windows 10 , the only way to use Google Earth was to use browsers that supported Adobe Flash player such as Google Chrome , Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Internet Explorer, by visiting https://www.google.com/earth/ .
Since Google Earth is also available for desktop now, you can both download and use it right from your computer instead of having to open a browser to use it.
Download Google Earth for Windows 10
To download Google Earth for Windows 10, you will need to go to this page and click the Agree button to agree to the terms and conditions. Once clicked, the download of Google Earth for Windows 10 should start automatically shortly.
If the download of Google Earth does not start after clicking the Accept as normal button, click the Download Google Earth Pro button in the upper right corner of the page.
Then click on I agree again . Your download of Google Earth for Windows 10 should start in a few seconds.
Download Google Earth for Windows 10 offline installer
The Google Earth download link for W.indows 10 shown above only downloads a web installer that requires an internet connection to work in order to install Google Earth on your computer. If you want to install Google Earth on a PC without an internet connection, you may need to download the full version of Google Earth Pro for W.indows 10 offline installer.
To download the Google Earth offline installer for Window.s 10 or older versions of the program, go to this page. On the web page, click the Download a Google Earth Pro Direct Installer link to expand it.
Select the desired version of Google Earth that matches the architecture of your computer’s operating system. The latest version of Google Earth Pro will usually be listed at the top of the list.
You can also use these Google Earth downloads for Windows 10 offline installers to manually update your Google Earth when automatic update is disabled.
Difference between Google Earth and Google Earth Pro
Google Earth is the name of the technology and the program. Google Earth Pro, on the other hand, is basically the same thing, except it’s designed for Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops.
So when you download Google Earth for Windows PC, you are actually downloading Google Earth Pro, which is the name of the version designed only for desktop computers.
Do I need an internet connection to run Google Earth Pro on Windows 10?
As you may have already noticed, the installation of Google Earth Pro software is relatively small. The installation includes only the components necessary for the operation of Google Earth Pro.
It contains no image of Earth. The images are stored on Google’s servers and will only be distributed to your PC upon request.
So the answer is yes. You will need an internet connection to load images when viewing the Earth in Google Earth Pro for Windows 10.