Become a Google Earth champion!


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Become a Google Earth champion

A photo of an urban, residential street as you might see it on street view in Google Earth.

What's coming up

Now that you've mastered the basics and know how to find things in Google Earth, it's time to learn a few extra tricks.

In this activity, you'll learn about saving bookmarks, adding extra detail to maps and even exploring beyond the Earth.

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Bookmark and save

Bookmarking favourite locations in Google Earth makes it quick and easy to visit them in the future. Simply click the My Places icon in the main control menu to add your location.

Share somewhere you’ve found

There's also a Share option which makes it easy to send a location from Google Earth to someone or to post it on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.

An illustration of the Google Earth page with the share icon highlighted (the share icon looks like three dots connected together with lines).
A striking photograph of the Mawson Station in Antarctica.

Become an armchair tourist

Google Earth can take you to the most remote corners of the world, from the scorching hot Gobi Desert to sub-zero temperatures at Antarctica's Mawson Station. Meanwhile, Street View can even take you under the oceans and even along rivers.

Use Google Earth on the go

Remember, when you're exploring Google Earth you're not limited to desktop and laptop computers. Apart from PCs and Macs, you can also use Google Earth on smartphones as well as tablets. You'll find Google Earth for free in the Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for Apple devices.

A smartphone with the Google Earth app open on the screen.
An illustration of how Google Earth looks on larger screens such as laptops and desktop PCs.

Go for the big screen

Of course, Google Earth naturally looks best on a large computer screen. Not only can see a lot more detail, it's also easier to explore the maps and see what's in the surrounding area.

Taking advantage of a large monitor also makes it easier to use the onscreen controls.

Well done

You’ve now reached the end of the Become a Google Earth champion activity.

Coming up next, if you have registered and are logged into the Be Connected website, you’ll now be able to take a short quiz to finish the course.

If you’re not registered, you are now at the end of the What is Google Earth? course.

An aerial photograph of skyscrapers in a city, as you might see on Google Earth.