If you are just getting started with Google Earth, or are looking to help teach someone the basics, there are some short video tutorials developed by Googler John Gardiner (who is a documentation specialist on the GE team). John writes the Using Google Earth blog which periodically publishes posts on features of GE. So far he has published 5 short video tutorials on the basics of using GE.
The first video helps teach you the basics of “Navigating in Google Earth“:
Here is the list of currently available short video tutorials:
For more a more comprehensive collection of tips on GE, Google Earth Blog has a list of information and tips available in the GE Basics section.
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.
Richard Treves says
The videos I did a couple of years ago have been widely used, especially the one on overlays which are tricky to position
the whole suite can be seen at
note that they feature version 3 of Google Earth so some of the controls are different but mostly they are still useful.
Gerard Dümmer says
Dutch tutorials can also be found at the website: http://www.werkenmetgoogleearth.nl