Five tools to make Google Earth more useful

Over the years we’ve shown you a wide variety of add-ons that can be used with Google Earth to make it more useful, and TechRepublic has recently posted a list of their favorite five.


Their list includes:

1 – SketchUp: Our favorite 3D modeling tool.

2 – RoboGEO: A tool to geotag image files.

3 – KMZ to GPS Converter: The name sums it up; convert your KML or KMZ files into GPS files.

4 – The Google Earth API: We’ve shown you many games (such as the classic Ships) and tools over the years that use the GE API, as it can be very powerful.

5 – Cache for Google Earth: A third-party program that helps extend the usefulness of the Google Earth cache for offline use.

If you’re wanting to extend the usefulness of Google Earth, this list is a great place to start.¬†For more, check out the full list on the TechRepublic site.

What is your favorite tool to use with Google Earth?

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. Im think that Geosetter is much more useful than RoboGeo and GpsBabel is much more powerful than KMZ to GPS Converter, plus both are free.

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