From the project web page:
"Google Earth allows you to travel the world through a virtual globe and view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and much more. With Google Earth's rich, geographical content, you are able to experience a more realistic view of the world. You can fly to your favorite place, search for businesses and even navigate through directions."
The latest version is calledAUR and the legacy one (intended for certain Intel users) AUR.
Tips and tricks
Excessive memory usage
The application's memory usage can be controlled either by limiting the maximum cache size in
Cache or by lowering the graphics settings in the
3D View tab.
Google Earth crashes at startup
1) Startup tips are enabled
The startup tips can be very useful but also known to cause crashes on certain Intel cards. To disable them use
$ sed -i "s|enableTips=.*|enableTips=false|" ~/.config/Google/GoogleEarthPlus.conf
2) No new line at the end of
To prevent a crash with -dri drivers you may need to add a new line to
$ echo >> ~/.drirc
3) Caught signal 11
It seems that for fglrx/Template:Catalyst users Google Earth is completely broken, with no known fix at this time. Use AUR until a fix can be found.
Earth shows nothing but yellow borders
Taken from the changelog of 7.0.3 this issue has improved to some extent but overall it's still there:
Imagery now displays for Linux users running specific families of Intel GPUs.
The solution is to just stick with the legacy version calledAUR.