Tutorials for Google Earth

For an excellent collection of video tutorials on Google Earth I recommend this collection created by Richard Treves. These are Quicktime files (podcast compatable) videos with audio which show how to do basic things with Google Earth including: “Flying with GE”, “Using Placemarks”, “GE Tips”, “Overlays”, and more. Richard has a pleasant voice with a british accent, and patiently explains each step, with clear visual cues, on how to get more out of Google Earth. I’m adding this collection to my Google Earth Basics collection. Richard seems to be adding to his collection each week, with plans for 10 so far.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. “an excellent collection of video tutorials on Google Earth”
    Thanks Frank, there are also higher resolution flash versions and more materials over at http://www.kokae.com, this site did suffer some mysterious problems but I’ve tracked down and corrected the problem now.

  2. I have a problem with the image. When Google Earth loads up, It is in the dimentional shape of the earth instead of being flat. This results in image loss as I begin to zoom in leaving only street names. Any suggestions? I would also like to be able to identify property owners when I click on land partials. Some property apprasiers office websites have this feature but no GPS location identifier.

  3. Can GE be used with mediaplayer?

  4. Well, tutorials are handy, since Google Earth has some weird uncomprehensive aspects/parts…
    Once I turned the streets off by mistake and I struggled for about half an hour in the long menues to get them back…

  5. herman muyaert says:

    Is it possible to get the adress of a place on the map?

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