2 Google Earth DefinedGoogle Earth is a virtual globe program that maps the earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.1Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. View exotic locations like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 1
3 Google Earth 4 Beta Google Earth 4 beta with several new features. Windows the new version number isMac version isYou can now draw paths and polygons with the new free GE 4.New features include: new icons for placemarks, faster loading 3D models, improved lighting for 3D models and printing of driving directions and folders. See Google's new page about the update.
4 Google Earth Quick Start Guide 1234567891011Search Panel- Use to find places and directionsOverview Map- Use for an additional perspectiveHide/Show sidebar- Click to conceal or display side barPlacemark- Click to add a place markPolygon- Click to add a polygonPath- Click to add a pathImage Overlay- Click to add an imageMeasure- Click to measure distance- Click to view or imagePrint- Click to print current viewNavigation Controls- Use to tilt, zoom and moveLayers Panel- Use to display points of interestsPlaces Panel- Use to locate, save, and organize placemarks3D Viewer- View the globe and terrainStatus Bar- View streaming status
5 Google Earth Navigation The navigation compass allows you to manipulate the view in multiple ways.Drag the right slider up and down to zoom in and out. Drag the top slider left and right to tilt the view. To rotate the image, spin the navigator’s on-screen wheel. Click OnNavigation CompassTo See Video Guide
6 Search The GlobeWhether you are looking for a specific address, the intersection of two streets, a city, a state, a zip code, or a country, just type it into the "Fly To" box and hit Search.Type AddressSelect SearchEnid, OK, 73703Play Video
7 Driving Directions Appear in Panel Find DirectionsSelect Directions TabType From AddressType To AddressDriving Directions Appear in Paneland on Google Map
8 Google Earth Measuring Tools Select RulerThe ruler allows you to measure distances from one given point to another using different units of measure.First select the unit of measure then click on two reference points on the map.The distance between the two points will appear next to the unit of measure box.Select Unit of MeasureDistanceMeasuring Line
9 Select Parks & Recreation Google Earth LayersUse the Layers panel to select from a wide variety of information that will appear as images on Google Earth. The layers options allows users to view world geographical features from roads, geographic boundaries, and parks. Select from 1 to 21 different categories by clicking on the geographical feature of interest.Select Parks & Recreation
10 Creating A Google Earth Tour Step One: Write A Short ScriptStep Two: Do A Web Search To Locate A Video or Narration Reference (Copy & paste the URL into the script)Step Three: Locate “A Creative Commons Picture” URL (Copy & Paste the URL into the script)
11 Picture Links are used for Layers Example ScriptWelcome to the Washington Monument the worlds tallest masonty structures, standing 555 feet. The structure was designed by robert Mills in the 1840’s and is built from marble, granite and sandstone. The construction of the monument began in 1884 and was completed in 1884, thirty years after Robert Mills death. The reason for the construction delay was in part from lack of funding and the start of the American Civil War.For more information on the Washington Monument vist Wikipedia atYou can also see a video about the Washington Monument atPicture Reference:Scripts can include video and reference links. The script along with hyperlinks can be copied and pasted into the place mark window. The hyperlinks can then be opened or viewed for additional information about the location.Reference LinkVideo LinkPicture Links are used for Layers
12 Search by Typing Place or Address Conduct A SearchSearch by Typing Place or AddressExample: Washington MonumentImage Appears In Google Earth Window
13 Create A Project Tour Folder Select Add From Google Earth Menu BarSelect Add A FolderExample: Ctrl + Shift + NCreating a folder will identify the contents of the project and allows the tour to be sequenced by event.
14 Describe Contents of Folder Describe A ProjectCreate A TitleExample: Historical Places In AmericaDescribe Contents of FolderThis folder contains a link to a flyby tour of Historical places to visit in America. Each placemark on you journey will include video links, audio files and information on each of the historical sites you visit. At the end of your journey you will be able to download a short quiz on place Historical Places in America.
15 Creating A Place markAdd a placemark by selecting Add in the Google menu bar then select Placemark or Ctrl + Shift + PA place mark allows viewers to travel to places in Google Earth as they are assigned in the project folder.
16 Adding Content To A Place mark Window You can add a title and content to a place mark window.Add A TitleCopy & Paste Script From Word FileScripts can include links to audio and video files.Active Reference URL’sAdding Content To A Place mark WindowSelect OK
17 Click Icon To Choose Options Menu Select An IconClick Icon To Choose Options MenuSelect an icon that fits the reference url, such as video or pictureSelect An IconAn Icon is an active Google Earth reference point and can be opened to reveal a content window.Click Icon To Open
18 Overlay Image SearchTo locate an overlay for the project & conduct a Washington Monument Creative Commons image search.Picture Reference Links:Photo is posted under a creative commons licences agreement and has been provided by Anders Brownworth at
19 Creative CommonsHyper LinkCreative Commons is a nonprofit organization providing free legal mechanisms for learners inside and outside schools to share and remix content.A creative commons environment allows for an expanded range of creative work to be available for others to legally build upon and share.
20 Adding An OverlayTo add an overlay image click on the project folder under My Places.To add an Image Overlay select Add from the Google Earth Menu and click on Image Overlay Or press (Ctrl+Shift+O) an overlay window will appear.
21 Adding An Image Link & Content Use Green Corner to SizeAdd TitleCopy & paste the image url into the link lineUse Crosshair To Move ImageAdd creative commons credits to information windowOverlay Image Appears
22 First Stop Washington Monument OverlayPlace mark
23 Saving A kmz ProjectGo To FileSaveSave AsWhen you are ready to save your file. Highlight your folder, then click on “File” “Save” “Save Place as…”This will save it as a .kmz. This small file can be hyperlinked into a presentation.When someone opens the .kmz file, Google Earth will automatically be launched or users will be encouraged to download the program.
24 Take A kmz Hyperlink Tour Click on Selected ImageSelect InsetSelect HyperlinkClick On kmzSelect OK
25 Take A Round Trip Ticket Click on hyperlink ImageSelect Historical PlacesTo take a round trip ticket to the place marks, highlight the “Historical Places In America” folder and click the play button.Play Tour
26 Aug 25: Google has a new venture called Google Sky Aug 25: Google has a new venture called Google Sky. The beta version of earth now includes Google sky. The feature allows users to get close to over 100 million galaxies and 200 million star.To view the star, on your window, download the recent version Google earth software, launch application, go to view and select to ‘switch to sky’, zoom in to see the blazing star, black hole, constellation.
27 Click on icon for Google Sky Link Select ViewOpen Google EarthSelect LayerSwitch to Sky
28 Google Sky Tools Select “Sky View” Play Motion Bar Select “The Planets”
29 Click on photo above to launch kmz planet tour. Take A Planet TourClick on photo above to launch kmz planet tour.