How to install Google Earth on Linux

If you are reading this article, you are familiar with Google earth, so without going into the details, what Google earth is, I’ll start on “How to install Google Earth on Linux” part.

This tutorial will show you how to install Google Earth on Debian, Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Ubuntu and any other Debian based distributions. We will also see how we can customize the steps to install Google Earth on Arch Linux, Manjaro and other similar Linux distributions.

Installing Google Earth on Debian, Linux Mint, Kali Linux, Ubuntu

To install Google Earth, run the following commands in your terminal.

ver=`curl -sL https://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/dists/stable/main/binary-amd64/Packages | grep -Pom1 'Version: \K[^-]*'`; 
wget -O google-earth-pro.deb "https://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/pool/main/g/google-earth-pro-stable/google-earth-pro-stable_$ver-r0_amd64.deb"
sudo apt install ./google-earth-pro.deb

Once the installation is done, you can open the Google earth using /opt/google/earth/pro/googleearth-bin command in console.

If you get the following error, you can update the key. This error happens due to the expired key while the package is installed.

Fixing the error "The following signatures could not be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 78BD65473CB3BD13"

Here are the steps to fix the error:

  1. run sudo apt update to update the package cache.
  2. Run following two commands to renew the key
curl -s https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring gnupg-ring:/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/earth.gpg --import

Now run sudo apt update again to update it.

Installing Google Earth on Arch Linux, Manjaro, BlackArch

Install pikaur program, Follow steps here to install it. Pikaur allows you to automatically install and update programs from the AUR. Now run the following command in console to install the Google Earth

pikaur -S google-earth-p
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