Google Earth is a cross-platform program that lets you fly virtually to any spot on the earth to view satellite imagery of countries, cities, maps, terrain, oceans, 3D buildings, and even outer space can be viewed from this program.
The latest stable version currretly available is 6.2, which we will see how to install under Ubuntu 11.10/12.04. Install first these dependencies, the second package is for fixing awkward font (unreadable font) in Google Earth:
sudo apt-get install lsb-core msttcorefonts
Then install Google Earth 6.2 with the following commands:
For Ubuntu (32-bit):
wget -O google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb http://goo.gl/iZT7r sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb
For Ubuntu (64-bit):
wget -O google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/2fXw3 sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb
Log out and log in back, then start Google Earth from the Menu.