Just last week, it would cost you $399/year for Google Earth, but now it’s free to download. This was confirmed on Friday on the Google Earth Blog. So, head on over to the Google Maps & Earth Enterprise page, download and sign-up.
You can learn more about the advantages of Google Earth Pro including HD movie-maker and map maker as well as a variety of measurement, demographic and plotting tools over at the Maps for Work Site.
It will be interesting to see how educators can put Google Earth Pro to work in their classrooms.