I love the Google Earth program in windows, but what does it take to get it to run in Linux and on Ubuntu?
To install Google Earth, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:
Once the download is done, just run the 2 commands below:
sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable*.deb sudo apt-get -f install
Once installed, you can run it multiple ways:
Launch the software from the Dash.
Press Alt and F2 and type google-earth.
Open a terminal and type google-earth &.
I'm surprised no one mentioned the "easy" (and also the "official") way:
- Visit the Google Earth Pro Website, now called "Google Earth Pro (GEP) for Desktop"
- Follow the instructions until you reach the Download and Agreement page
- Download and open the
.deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)that matches your architecture, either 32 or 64 bits. If not sure, or if you're using Ubuntu 13.10 onwards, choose the 32-bit one.
- It will open in Ubuntu Software Center. Click
Install. Done :)
This is also a simpler version of the method recommended by Ubuntu Community Help Wiki on GoogleEarth. (simpler because
lsb_core, as all other dependencies, are automatically installed by Software Center)
Just install Ubuntu Tweak and under the apps tab, you will find a link to install Google Earth directly.
There is also PPA for Google Earth, but for some reason there is no
google-earth-ec package. The
ec is Enterprise Client. The difference is that it will ask (once) to which server to login, defaulting to public google server. And the icon is ugly yellow.
- Import google signing key
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
- Add Google Earth PPA
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-earth-ec-stable