This kind of came out of nowhere. It appears that you can get Google Eartha Pro for free now. Normally it would cost you about $399 to use the program. All you need to do is register for a free license key at https://geoauth.google.com/gev0/free_trial.html
I did notice the site was a little wonky where it gave errors saying:
“Uncompleted License Key request
Error! Your sign up can not be completed due to We’re sorry. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later.”
From what I noticed you just have to keep trying. Some have said it cooperates with a Gmail better for some reason. I don’t really have use for this, but free is free and I guess it can be better than just using something like Google maps.