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 AUR. If you want to use the Panoramio pictures layer you should install the legacy one, there is a bug in the new one and no one knows a way to solve it, neither when will be fixed.
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.
Crash on startup
Google Earth can crash on startup for numerous reasons. Here are some of the most common ones.
1) Startup tips are enabled
The startup tips can be very useful but also known to cause crashes on certain Intel drivers. To disable them use:
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
Earth shows a blue marble with yellow borders
This is currently a known problem for the drivers. The solution is to disable texture compression in Tools > Options... > 3D View > Compress.331.20
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 use the legacy versionAUR.