Google Earth Reviews

Google Earth Reviews

Published by on 2022-01-19

Explore the whole world from above with satellite imagery, 3D terrain of the
entire globe, and 3D buildings in hundreds of cities around the world. Zoom to
your house or anywhere else then dive in for a 360° perspective with Street
View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyag...


User Experience Ratings

Negative experience
51.9%

Positive experience
48.1%

Neutral
42.3%

Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue


Reviews (32)

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Not Even Basic App Comforts (2020 iPad Pro)

It takes a lot of disappointment for me to write reviews but GoogleEarth is just so flat. It’s like they took what they were in the process of developing years ago and just threw it up without even looking at it for a quick review. I am terrible at geography and thought this would help me with a class I’m taking but I was mistaken. You can’t adjust any type of visual settings so if you zoom too far in on, say, China, you get a million different location names in English and Chinese and you can’t even see the land under all the text. Also, it would be really enjoyable (and easier on my old lady eyes) to be able to make borders bold or different colors or even cut out a region to view it individually. It is absolutely impossible to tell one country/state from the next with the impossibly thin tan line separating everything that, oh yea, is the same color that is used for most of the landscape. What a mess. Overall really great concept but what I’m gathering from other reviews, GoogleEarth particularly for iPad is super low quality compared to others. I now know that if I had a desktop I’d be able to look at the moon and mars so I feel really gypped now. And yes, even though I didn’t pay anything I still feel shortchanged.


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Recommended for geography nerds

This is a great app and I'd recommend getting it. Unfortunately, the whole world isn't 3d, but that makes sense for multiple reasons. For one, most of the non-3d areas are random countryside's or small towns, which makes sense, as it would take so much effort to turn a tiny little town in the middle of Canada to 3d, and it's not worth it. For two, places like China, Russia, and North Korea obviously aren't 3d because those countries dont give us permission to analyze there country at every angle thousands of times (for good reason). Overall, it's amazing, and I fully recommend it to any geography or history nerd. One thing that would be cool is adding a function where you could change the time of day. For example, you could set it to midnight setting, and everything would be dark and windows would be glowing. I don't know how the Google satellites work, so it might not even be possible to add a day/night setting with our current technology. Anyway, that's my review!


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Nothing but bugs nowadays

GoogleEarth means a lot to me. It lets me explore the world in a way that isn’t possible for me in real life, allowing me to zoom in and experience places all over the world which I may never get to visit in person. I’ve spent hours just scrolling around the planet, tracing meandering rivers and gliding over mountain ranges. It has made me see our planet in a whole new light, opening my eyes to all the beauty that it holds. However, as of late GoogleEarth has been nothing but glitches and bugs. Every single time I open GoogleEarth something goes wrong. Either the image quality will be so bad that the entire globe looks pixely even when fully zoomed out, or whole chunks of it will be black, or else it won’t display any locations or any other labeling. I can’t go for more than a half hour without something glitching out, and so far there seems to be no acknowledgement of these issues from Google. It’s unfortunate that Google is seemingly neglecting such a great app. I think it could be a great educational tool for people of any age group, but its potential is being squandered.


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Detail Update Please

Ive been a fan of google earth for a long time now. I recall that the first images used to allow the bottom of the ocean exploration with a smooth transition from land to sea. With the new updates and imagery, a lot of detail has been removed. I used to remember looking at land masses and seeing the trees and roads but the current images are now blurry blobs. Also the area surrounding and encompassing Antarctica is severely pathetic. We the people want the details and the Truth. Why is it that there are photoshop cuts and cloud clips, that are covering up detail of the landscape? Please fire the photoshop team and tell it like it is. What good is exploring the planet in virtual format if all you get is blurred images to hide those detail? I don’t use Google Earth much any more because it is a joke now. It makes me sad that all the big corporations want to keep people in the dark, never sharing what they find. Who are you to make that judgment on all of the population. What gives you the rite to hide valuable discoveries from us? And why? It just makes me sad that you were not raised with the truth and so you find ways to cover it up :(


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Couple updates please?

When I first found out about this was in first grade. My teacher has iPads and he has one for each of us. And there lied, Google Maps. I would love it! I would search up my name, my house, etc. so like a year later I decided to get it. A Little disappointed because their hasn’t been an update. Like I would now because my dad built a padio. And my friends house wasn’t built until 2019. And it hasn’t had an update since 3 years. I would LOVE for an update on the world. And, also please make it so you can see everything in real life when you want to see like a mall or something. Because I wanted to see what Ariana Grande’s house looks like but I couldn’t because she lived in like a town and I couldn’t go down this road. So I would like for you to do these things. It will probably take a while for you do go around the world (no duh).


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Sorry to say but.. a few kinks..

So I had and deleted one and a half year ago because I didn’t rlly think I would need it. So earlier yesterday ( today’s yesterday) I was getting bored and so I got GoogleEarth again and I had to get the older version. So idk if that is related to this but.. every time I try to “ walk “ in the streets it lets me go little ways but then it stops working and takes me to my home screen :( Is it related to old version of google earth or maybe because I don’t have latest version of iPad? Could it be because my iPad is like five years old or is it just something that needs a bug fix update? Or can you not fix? I totally understand if you cannot fix though because I know you all work hard reading reviews and trying to fix any problems anyone has. Thx for all your hard work guys! Me appreciates it. Sincerely, INFO UNAVAILABLE





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Google earth

Google earth I’d like to be able to see updated pictures of not only cities but also the outdoors even if I was charged for GoogleEarth I wouldn’t mind . I give google earth a four star mainly because I can see a satellite picture of the outdoors and see what it used to look like on my iPhone even if the image shows 2022 I know it is an older image because we visit this area quite ofen we still use this site for a variety of reasons one being whether certain land is public or private gated or not on certain image’s land shows drought when it is actually full of water I’ve been seeing this same image for over 7 year’s . The picture of cities gets updated but the land pictures remain the same as the original image google earth could be so much better if everything was updated when new images are loaded .


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Hey I just wanna say something about this app

Unfortunately people lately have been saying there’s many glitches and strange things found on GoogleEarth (and I agree) but since then there hasn’t been a SINGLE glitch or bug or strange thing that I have ever seen on GoogleEarth known as google earth or google maps (whatever) but I just don’t understand what the point of these bugs and glitches are. Many people have found these kinds of bugs but I just don’t get where they came from and why GoogleEarth has a lot of bugs and glitches. I don’t Know maybe something really is wrong with GoogleEarth. Well good thing those glitches are fixed because I would be terrified if I saw a glitch. Because usually bugs and glitches on GoogleEarth are usually very disturbing and I agree with them. Otherwise GoogleEarth is great and I hope u like it too :)


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Love it, but does have some issues.

GoogleEarth is really amazing, but there is a few things I have issues with. First, it is really outdated. Many of the pictures are from early 2000’s and a lot of stuff has been added to some places since then. Also, it can be really laggy, glitchy, and I do feel like such an impressively complex company such as Google has the tools to fix the lag, but chooses not to. I do however, really love it. For example, I love to write and draw, and GoogleEarth allows me to use 3D imagery to study the places in which my stories may be set. It is also such a fun thing to use when bored, I love to just go to random places I will probably never be able to visit in reality. Overall, I do enjoy it very much, and would throughly recommend.


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Fix the time differences

I’ve always LOVED GoogleEarth. Being able to explore places I’ve always wanted to go without having to get off the couch. But, I’ve noticed a problem and to be completely honest I can’t seem to find a reason why the people in charge can’t or won’t fix these problems. First problem is the blurred areas. Certain places I’ve looked at in the past were completely clear and I was always able to zoom in almost to the point of being able to read street signs. Now y’all have started blurring our a LOT of different details and to be honest it makes GoogleEarth a lot less appealing and more useless than useful. Problem #2. The seasonal overlapping... now this happens on my GPS when I use it with satellite overlay. BUT, once I’ve zoomed in to a certain point it all clears up and the picture is as it should be according to the season. I’m a HUGE history fanatic so I’m constantly looking for ruins and remnants of the past in places most people can easily get to. But when I start noticing that the picture refuses to clear up and focus and the fine and important details are now blurred. It makes me ask why. Which also causes me to look for answers. Which has also given me no other choice but to contact certain people to hack into certain satellites so I can get the answers i need. 🙃


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Out of Focus Garbage

I can’t express my disappointment enough!! I’m rating this one star because there is no zero to pick. Today’s Google Earth is a former shadow of itself in terms of image quality and resolution. I was a huge fan of the application a decade ago, but had not used it in quite a while. I just got a new iPad and installed it to take a nostalgic walk down memory lane, and I almost threw up. Most apps make an effort to improve over time, but this one has managed to regress. It has become a piece of out-of-focus garbage. I was so looking forward to visually traveling to another part of the world while we are under COVID restrictions and flying over a city and its streets I once knew so well, but all I found was a distorted mess compared to my former virtual visits. The graphics of streets and buildings are a bad cubic Minecraft experience. Can you use GoogleEarth for middle school geography? Yes. But for really studying topography and detail? Don’t waste your time. Google Earth has lost its mojo in a major way.


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Really great!

Oh, man. I use GoogleEarth far more than I’d like to admit. When I’m planning out mountaineering routes and backcountry ski trips, Google Earth proves shockingly useful. I would never use Google Earth in place of a detailed topo map, but there’s something revelatory about being able to fly around a 3-D image of your objective and view it from different angles. In fact, it’s this usefulness that makes me occasionally frustrated with it. The reliance on data signal makes it an unreliable friend in the backcountry. I wish (like with Google Maps) there were some way to save certain areas to my phone so that I could consult a 3-D rendering of the terrain in which I’m currently route-finding, rather than just taking a ton of screenshots.


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Slow, very, very slow updates

“Okay. Guys we got the data in for the whole world! Now we can sit on our butts for years and years and never have to update it”...said the boss at google earth a decade ago. I know it is free, but I have State Farm road atlases with the picture of a 1953 Buick on the cover that has more up to date maps than Google earth! Those were also free! Their competition is buying new images like crazy and have current maps/terrain. Perhaps GE just isn’t in the game any more and are letting this program wither and die when more folks like me discover it is full of ancient artifacts instead of a current set of images. I’m in the hinterlands of the fly over in the USA...Denver Colorado. Doubt if the GE staff can spell it let alone find it on their own program. The images I deal with are from three to seven YEARS old. Streets, many buildings, power lines, pipelines, public facilities have been built and in place for years in the suburban areas of this city. There are much more current images in Tibet and South America, Do not use GoogleEarth if you are expecting to get current images. It is poor for that. One feature that might be helpful is to have a streamlined method to report obsolete images, or offer the ability to purchase new images of specific areas if Google cannot afford to update your area of interest.





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Looks Awful

I think what GoogleEarth is doing is really cool with the whole see different places thing which is why I’m giving this 2 stars instead of 1. It looks horrendous, unless you are using street view, everything looks terrible, it looks like someone threw up after eating Taco Bell. And most of the time things you want to view aren’t on the street so you can’t even use street view. In my neighborhood I wanted to look at my school because it was remodeled in 2012 and I started going there in 2013 so I never got to see what it looked like before. My neighborhood pictures were from 2011 so the school wasn’t remodeled yet. So I went and looked and because it’s a school, there was no street view for what I wanted to see. All you could see was the front of the school. So I tried zooming in and low and behold. It looked so terrible. Don’t get GoogleEarth


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Updates

I just want to say that I wish all the maps update there City New York has not updated london San Francisco losngls and more the building don’t change New York 3D buildings Are in 2018 this year it should be 2019 so as rest of the world 3D city and it’s not live and no upadates of the building years we have to wait and Washington DC has no 3 d buildings and I’m looking at the same 3D building in New York for a year or more and it should have live maps and the loading you get shots cause far away it dose not load so google earth please make New York City have new 3D building cause the time New York takes place in is 2018 so now the 3D buildings should be 2019 by now so google earth update the 3D city’s more ok


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most used app on my phone 💗

yes, you heard that right. Google Earth is a great way to explore new places when you’re at home, especially during the pandemic. it’s a great way to explore places that you probably will never go to. my only suggestion is a night version, because I would really like to see different places at night, especially Milwaukee, Wisconsin. but I won’t take a star off of GoogleEarth since you would have to drive around the whole world to give us a night version. however, it is something you should consider. You should also update the street map because it’s old and it’s from 2018 and I live in a growing neighborhood.


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I will be forever grateful

So today my mom is going to go to Jalapeño in my city so we can get a burrito because their burritos are good. So I looked up where Jalapeño is in my city and I memorized that spot. I am also in the mood for a smoothie and looked up Tropical Smoothie Cafe because their Bahama Mama is one of my favorite smoothies. I looked up both of them to see if they were even remotely near each other because if they were, I could get a smoothie. It turns out they’re right next to each other! Google Earth helped me figure out if I could get a smoothie and I am forever thankful for that. Now every time my mom goes out to Jalapeño I have a decent chance of her saying yes to getting tropical smoothie.


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Destination to Destination

I’ve used GoogleEarth for near a decade. Previously I could type a city to city (near or close to those cities center) and see a driving route, without, putting in an exact address and get the driving time and get a close estimated miles. This now has been lost, what a shame. One needs to complete address’s on both ends in order to now get that driving and miles information. I would again like too be able to select just a city to city and get that information to adjust my driving and time required for a trip. Overall it is still a valued tool. However, little things lost as this, degrades a once positive app to a “So-So”.


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Will not load/open

Using an iPad Pro google earth is stuck on the welcome screen and does not go any further. Clicked on GoogleEarth support tab in GoogleEarth Store and it takes you to a help forum for windows google earth Pro help. Useless for apple products. Really a shame googles so disorganized or just doesn’t care about low revenue users UPDATE: several hours later GoogleEarth loaded as expected. Program ran fine, would be nice to have current or near current maps and photos, most data I saw was more than 3 yrs old. I’m thinking the startup/loading issue was not an app problem but a temporary google server issue they resolved. Still no troubleshooting info for Apple mobile users (at least none I could find) even with the issues, Google Earth is the best (free) global mapping app money can buy for the iPhone/iPad.


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Great search!!!!

Ok so I had seen this on my friends school iPads and I got it on mine too. Lila said it takes you wherever you search. And it did. I told my dad all about it on the way home from school. So when we got in the garage, dad said “I can download it on your iPad.” And I said yes and he downloaded it. I loved it! I found our house, the ocean, tiny islands in the ocean, and much much more (like 3 mile island)! Alright so this game is good for searching up places you want to go to or track or something else. Or like me, just want to see the world at home. One day, when I move out of home, I will see the world. Ok so bye I have nothing else to say. Sooo…. Imma kid and imma go now bye 😁.





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Future is Here.

Not only 5-star app for iOS platform, but also for later viewing in Virtual Reality. Using the Insta360 camera, I can upload 360 photospheres to Google Earth/Streetview via the Google Streetview app. In the end, using the Google Earth App to view not just google content, but updated content by google users makes for an incredible end-user experience. This is also a 5-star review for the Google Earth program available in the Oculus App Store (free). Using a VR platform (e.g., Oculus Rift S), you can literally “walk” down a street with a 360 degree view as you go. Incredible technology. Future is here - check out GoogleEarth in virtual reality if you have the opportunity.


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Desperately needs an update with better features.

Decent, but is lacking major useful features such as; • Save Pinned Location, that you can custom label • User Guide! Explaining each and every function! -From the upper right hand symbols (domino, measurement, etc.). -What each icon over buildings mean (speaking of; there is an error when tapping the icon to get information. A ‘no internet connection’ pops up. Maybe it’s not an error but lack of info on that place?) -In addition to the icon explanation; add the colour of it. Ex: the fork & spoon being orange, dot being grey, shopping bag being blue, etc. I ask that you PLEASE keep these suggestions in mind. I’m not sure if updates still occur or if GoogleEarth is still being monitored by the creators. I implore these features to be made at some point. I believe it’ll boost the ratings GoogleEarth gets. That said! Do not rush to get the updates done and out immediately, otherwise a major bug/error may happen. Take time and update at your speed. One at a time or as a bundle. Pardon the wall of text and if I seemed commanding, it was not at all my intention! Just my own thoughts and opinion. Thank you for reading. Sincerely; Anastasia |aka| Haka


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You can not travel without Google——-

especially if you are motoring somewhere and need a hotel, restaurant, or medical help. The Maps app is enormously helpful because in addition to the video depictions, the aural directions allow you to listen to the driving directions and watch the road. The Earth app is a fantastic aerial view of your route and/or destination, which then allows you to simply go to maps and enter the address. You can enter enroute information requests for hotels and gas stations or just about anything you want or need. It is very intuitive, is GPS synch’d, and will get you un-lost in a jiffy. You simply can not go anywhere without GoogleEarth.


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Excellent app

GoogleEarth is made for a geography lover. It is an absolutely fantastic app. GoogleEarth allows for some very high resolution images of buildings photographed from space. It also has voyager and knowledge cards which help you learn so much. It also has a random location button which can take you anywhere in the world. Finally, the best part is the measure feature. This thing is amazing. I have learned so much about the scale and true size of things using this. Additionally, Google Earth shows the Earth in it’s true spherical shape. This lets you see truly how much bigger or smaller things are than what you thought. Would give it 6 stars if I could.


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Timetravel feature needed + ocean map

I really like google Earth, but I would love to see a time travel feature where you can see what has changed over the decades: buildings, roads, environment, etc. Also, I think the next step should definitely be mapping the oceans; you will have work for centuries, honestly. Lastly, I want to see higher resolution imaging. One thing that I currently like is the 3D feature especially when you first tap it and the camera does a cyclical camera pan; that's awesome! Although, I would like this to be available from multiple zoom levels. Also, how about quick-zoom level buttons: 1x, 2, 5x, 10x or altitude ranges. Google + Wikipedia would make a powerful resource for information ;)


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Google earth

I recommend all people getting it because it’s useful for everyone you can see any address with it I request without it doesn’t go to desert but with it comfortable find your way especially if you are familiar with coordinates of a point you can save points with x-y-z and always save in your phone like global positionally system or gps civil engineer can plan road or railroad install on GoogleEarth and specify place of bridge and culvert and can use it daily of coarse it has many abilities that when use it then understand all I hope all consumers appreciate it and I wish success all producers GoogleEarth


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Great App!

I believe GoogleEarth is easily accessible for apple users as it is already on your device. I find this helpful because you do not have to take extra steps to download GoogleEarth . The navigators voice corresponds with your siri voice which you can change. I overall like GoogleEarth because it also is very easy to understand the audible directions. Also, it easily allows you to change routes and see the current traffic. I also like the appearance of GoogleEarth ! I would definitely recommend GoogleEarth to a friend.





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Needs a little work

GoogleEarth is great, but it needs the present picture of the houses. Whenever I search up my address it shows my house but shows the cars that we had a long time ago. I also feel like the weather should change more often. I went on GoogleEarth and it was 7:30 and it was dark out, but when I looked on GoogleEarth it should all clear skies, middle of the day, all the nice clouds, but it would also look great in the night! All the building lights on and just watching the earth in the night!


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5 stars, but...

Works fine, but it would be nice if the “My Location” button was on the main display either as a default or as an option to put it there. Additionally, the two buttons that, in my opinion, could be buried in the “...” menu button are the Voyager and the dice buttons. Useless. I’m interested in where I’m going and what’s around me when I get there. This may come as a shock to the Google-ites that made GoogleEarth but users can actually think for themselves and if they want to explore the world, they’ll explore.


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Amazing app but there’s one problem☹️

GoogleEarth is amazing I really recommend getting it! But the thing is you only have a Birdseye view of the places you want to see you can’t see it like it’s right in front of you and when you Google your house it looks different from what it looked like a long time ago it’s gonna look like it looks like a long time ago is it is it gonna have a new upgrades that you put on your house. Say you Google the Eiffel tower you’re only seening what it looks like a long time ago not how it actually looks like today. That one comes really frustrates me😡! So that’s the one problem with this amazing app.😍😭


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Such a cool app, but could be better

I love the power of GoogleEarth. There are only a couple things I wish they would improve on. I would love to see the ability to pin locations in this that would then also be on my Google maps, or vice versa, see pins I've made in Google maps show up here. My other actually complaint is that if you leave GoogleEarth for maybe only a minute and come back to it, it resets. Losing the location you left on. I use GoogleEarth a lot researching places I plan to hike, and I'm constantly bouncing from app to app. It's incredibly annoying to have to figure out where I was every time it decides to reset.


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Incredible

What a beautiful app. It should become increasingly obvious through using GoogleEarth that their is a God of this world, that God being the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. GoogleEarth allows you to travel the expanse of this earth from your living room and see the wonders God has truly created that is talked about in Genesis 1, where it says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...” To know God personally though, read his word — the Bible — download GoogleEarth , and dive into his truth to know how you can have a personal relationship with the God who created what men can only marvel at.






Is Google Earth Safe?

Yes. Google Earth is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 31,607 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.1/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Google Earth Is 48.1/100.



Is Google Earth Legit?

Yes. Google Earth is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 31,607 Google Earth User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Google Earth Is 48.1/100.


Is Google Earth not working?

Google Earth works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.




Reported Issues: 1 Comments

By Daniel Morasch
Apr 20 2022

Your map is way out of date for the State of Washington!





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