Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 14.04

Add the latest version of Google Earth to your Ubuntu 14.04 system

Google earth lets you fly all around the planet. You can see buildings, satellite imagery, terrain and even street views.

Here's how you can install the latest version in Ubuntu 14.04.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

For 32-bit:

wget -O google-earth32.deb

sudo dpkg -i google-earth32.deb

sudo apt-get -f install; rm google-earth32.deb

For 64-bit:

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 lsb-core

wget -O google-earth64.deb

sudo dpkg -i google-earth64.deb

rm google-earth64.deb

3. If you need better fonts, use this command to install MSttCoreFonts:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

It is a free application that allows users to fly from space to your neighborhood, search for schools, restaurants, parks and hotels, get driving directions, and much more. Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop.

More at Noobs Lab

Additional resources for Google Earth

Google Earth Site

Google Earth Explore

Google Earth Tutorials

This article is published as part of the IDG Contributor Network. Want to Join?