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Google Earth Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Google Earth for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Marble, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Google Earth and 18 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Google Earth are NASA World Wind, KStars, Mapline and Modest Maps.

Google Earth alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be GPS Navigation Services or Weather Forecast Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Earth.
This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
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  1. Marble

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth: You can pan and zoom around and you can look up places and roads. A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article.

    Marble vs Google Earth opinions
    Most users think Marble is a great alternative to Google Earth.
    Douze

    it also features an offline world map in the form of a globe, with many different layers available, with old age maps and such.

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    It shows maps of Earth and the sky, also with 3D rendition of our planet.

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  2. NASA World Wind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

    NASA World Wind vs Google Earth opinions
    Most users think NASA World Wind is a great alternative to Google Earth.

    This is a developer tool rather than an application that can be used "out of the box", like Google Earth.

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  3. KStars

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE

    KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.

    KStars vs Google Earth opinions
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    whitephoenixus

    It’s a planetarium program, not a maps or atlas program.

    Negative comment over 1 year ago
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  4. Maximize the use of your Excel spreadsheet data. Make mapping the easiest. Transform Excel data into visual analysis. We lead in data simplification and presentation. We are committed to deliver the tools needed to outpace competition.

  5. Modest Maps

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Modest Maps is a small, extensible, and free library for designers and developers who want to use interactive maps in their own projects. It provides a core set of features in a tight, clean package with plenty of hooks for additional functionality.

    Modest Maps vs Google Earth opinions
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    Roby718

    this is a library, not an application

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  6. GMap.NET

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile

    GMap.NET is great and Powerful, Free, cross platform, open source .NET control. Enable use routing, geocoding, directions and maps from Google, Yahoo!, Bing, OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS, Pergo, SigPac, Yandex, Mapy.cz, Maps.lt, iKarte.

    Discontinued

    No updates for years, CodePlex shut down after July 1st, 2021.

  7. Earth 3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    This interactive 3D globe features wonders of the world, political and geographic maps, and weather. Discover a lot of fascinating facts and useful information about our planet!

  8. gvSIG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    gvSIG is a free open-source GIS project, characterized by a user-friendly interface, and capable of quickly accessing the most usual raster and vector formats. In the same view it includes local as well as remote data through a WMS, WCS or WFS.

    Discontinued

    The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.3, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

  9. SAS.Planet

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    This program allows work with any maps service if you can describe getting picture by longitude/latitude(if you want you can write config file or simplepascal script to describe how obtain needle photos).

  10. Earth Browser

    • Mac
    • Windows

    EarthBrowser is an innovative earth simulation that combines an easy to navigate 3 dimensional globe with real-time weather conditions and 7 day forecasts for thousands of locations worldwide.

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