In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Earth on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Earth is a virtual globe that lets you travel anywhere sitting right in front of your desk. You can explore any place on earth (even in 3D) and also beyond earth. You can explore the surface of the Moon and Mars, and explore the stars in the night sky.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Google Earth on an Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Google Earth.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Google Earth on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Install Prerequisites Packages.
Before you install Google Earth, make sure to install the prerequisites packages:
apt install gdebi-core wget
Step 3. Installing Google Earth on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
First, download the Google Earth installation package:
Next, use the
gdebi command to install Google Earth:
sudo gdebi google-earth-pro-stable_current_amd64.deb
After finishing installing the Google Earth package, you can either run:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Google Earth. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Google Earth on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Google Earth website.