Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.


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The Google Earth API Plugin-in allows you to embed and view google earth directly in a web page. You do not require the software to be installed to view the a google earth tour or use the software.

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What can you do with Google Earth?

1. Fly to any place
2. See the world in 3D
3. Explore the Oceans
4. Explore Mars
5. Explore the Sky
6. See 3D Buildings and Terrain
7. Create Placemarks to Save
8. Record a tour with narration. Share it.
9. Add hyperlinks, images and Voice to placemarks and record
10. Street Level Views
11. View Historical Imagery.
12. View Pre-Made tours.

Resources and Training:


Additional Support

In addition to this user guide, Google offers a number of resources that can help you use and enjoy Google Earth. These include:

Lessons and Implementation Ideas

Here are some other ideas for using Google Earth in your classroom: Source:

KML / KMZ FILES - Pre-Made Tours


  • I stumbled upon a cool site external image gelogoicon.gif that tells you some basic facts about known exoplanets. But, rather than a boring web page, it pretends you are on the bridge of a Star Trek ship using the computer. The underlying planet view comes from a Google Earth plugin using the Sky mode. Yet another fun example of using the GE API and plugin in innovative ways with an educational twist.
  • Tour and podcast of the grand canyon -

Social Studies

Lewis and Clark Expedition Tour -