We all have used the Google Earth software on our computer, but not many of us have tried the paid Pro version of the virtual globe, map and geographical info program. Now is a good time to try it out, as the Mountain View-based company has slashed the price of the service from $399 per year to free. Also Read - Google announces 'Journalism AI' project
The Pro version of the application offers a few features that you won’t find on its free counterpart. This includes the ability to print images at a much higher resolution (4800×3200 pixels). You will also be able to import more addresses from the application, and record HD video of your digital travels. You will also be able to measure road distance between two places. Also Read - Google is introducing measure tool for Google Earth on Android and Chrome
“Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world,” the company wrote in a blog post. Also Read - 'Google Street View' roll out proposal rejected by Indian government
For those who’re interested, you can grab a free key for Google Earth Pro from here. The email address you use to register will be your username. Once you’ve signed up, the company will email you a key to enter in Google Earth Pro. It is available on both Mac and Windows.