Software & Apps Linux How to Install Google Earth for Ubuntu Use this virtual globe app to browse the world from your desktop by Gary Newell Writer Gary Newell was a freelance contributor, application developer, and software tester with 20+ years in IT, working on Linux, UNIX, and Windows. our editorial process Gary Newell Updated on February 16, 2020 Adastra / Getty Images Linux Switching from Windows Tweet Share Email You can install Google Earth for Ubuntu by first downloading the program from Google's website. The setup is straightforward and easy for anyone to complete. Another way to use this program in Ubuntu is through the online version of Google Earth. It runs as a web application exclusively for the Chrome browser, so it doesn't require any installation. Download the Google Earth Setup File The best way to download Google Earth is directly from Google's website: Visit the Google Earth download page. Uncheck the box next to send usage info to Google, if you choose. Choose the 64bit .deb package for your Ubuntu installation. Press Accept & Download. Choose Save File, and press Ok. If asked, pick a folder as the location for your setup file. Install Google Earth in Ubuntu The steps to install Google Earth are very straightforward: Double-click the download file to launch the graphical software installer. Press Install in Ubuntu Software. If asked for your password, enter it, and press Authenticate. Wait for the progress bar to fill up, and the page will switch to reflect that the package is successfully installed. Google Earth can be opened from your list of applications or by searching for it.