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(Deprecated) Provide Google Earth Plug-in for your users to install


The Google Earth Plug-in is deprecated and is no longer available for download. This page is only applicable if you have a copy of the Google Earth Plug-in from a previous relationship with Google.

If your users want to connect to GEE Server and view databases in a browser, they must install the Google Earth Plug-in. They must also use a browser that supports NPAPI, which excludes most modern browsers. If they do not already have the plug-in, you can provide the installer so that the plug-in downloads when they attempt to connect to GEE Server.

The plug-in installer should be placed in the following directory on GEE Server:


The directory includes install.html, a landing page from which the installers are launched. When a user attempts to connect without the plug-in installed, they are automatically directed here from earth_local.html’s default error page. There are two installers, which should be renamed as follows:

  • /opt/google/gehttpd/htdocs/earth/plugin/GoogleEarth-Mac-Plugin-Latest.dmg
  • /opt/google/gehttpd/htdocs/earth/plugin/GoogleEarth-Windows-Plugin-Latest.msi

These installers do not require administrative rights on the user’s machine. They also do not auto-update. If users are unable to download the installer from this location, they should contact their system administrator.


The Google Earth Plug-in installer for Windows requires administrative rights when installing to Internet Explorer.