Explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery, 3D buildings in hundreds of cities and 3D terrain of the entire globe.

Zoom to your house or anywhere else, then dive in for a 360° perspective with Street View. Set off on a unique adventure by rolling the dice and hopping between random locations. And see the world from a new point of view with Voyager guided tours from BBC Earth, NASA, National Geographic and more.

What's New

Version 9.2.29

- Enhancements to measure tool
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

393 Ratings

393 Ratings

The developers should be fired


Google Earth used to be good in that the satellite top down view’s image quality used to be actual real satellite pictures stitched together.

The newest updates has given way to “fancy” 3D viewing even in satellite top down view (where it should be default 2D). The application of persistent computer generated 3D layering by google earth means when zooming into anything further than about 10KM (or zoom in on a particular area more than say 4 city blocks in area size using NYC for example) would result in a computer generated 3D image merged with or act as an overlay on top of the actual satellite imagery.

E.g. The top of a tree when viewing in satellite mode or 2D top down view now looks like a tree out of sim city even if you’ve only zoomed to say an area size of a city block.

The end effect is if you wanted to explore a city block from top down (not street view), google has sacrificed using real satellite imagery with some sort of combined satellite + computer generated 3D rendering which makes everything looks like a bad attempt at some sort of google earth VR demo....

Maybe that’s where they are planning to take google earth hence the persistent 3D rendering in google earth regardless of viewing mode or highest quality selected in app settings. Clearing cache etc. do not work either.



Great app, but instead of adding bug fixes in the updates you could spend your time updating it each year, because I go to places I’ve been to and go “there’s meant to be something there, isn’t there?” Then I go again and I’m like” google earth needs to be updated!” What’s really annoying is seeing a satellite image in summer for one paddock and another in the middle of winter. Please update this way and I will re-download google earth

Would definitely give 5 stars if this was updated regularly


This used to be an amazing program which was updated regularly but seems like it doesn’t get updated at all definitely worth downloading but just needs to be updated at least once a year not once every 5 years happy to give 5 stars when this app and satellites pictures are updated


Google, Inc.
198.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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