The Basics of Google Earth

google-earth.jpgEver since the early days of this blog, Frank has maintained a “Basics” page with info for new users. It’s just been refreshed with a lot of great info, including relatively new items such as:
What the imagery dates in the corner of Google Earth really mean
Using the Google Earth 6 “ground-level view” feature
Why historical imagery is sometimes newer than the base imagery
Spend a few minutes on the basics page and you’re likely to discover something new about Google Earth that you weren’t aware of before. If you know anyone that is just getting started with Google Earth, send them over that way and it should be a nice resource for them.
If there are any tips that you think we’re missing, leave a comment and we’ll get it updated further. Thanks!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Great and very useful blog. It is great that you have dedictaed time to log the ‘basic’ concepts of Google Earth – useful for ‘newbies’ wanting to learm and professionals wanting to refresh.
    Best regards,

  2. I love Google Earth. I had no problems with it in Windows XP. But, it simply freezes for me in Windows 7.

  3. This is a great blog. Cheers for the time taking with the basics, really helps.

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