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 the Projects feature that allows you to save and share favourite locations around the world.

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An illustration of the Google Earth page with the Project panel open.

Saving a location

Adding favourite locations in Google Earth makes it quick and easy to visit them in the future. If you are logged into Google Earth with your Google account, you can do this using the Projects feature.

Once you have found a location you'd like to save, click on the Projects icon in the main control menu. Your current location is already added to an untitled Project, ready for you to add a title, e.g. My Project and description if you wish. Click on the Project icon at any time to view your list of saved locations and Projects. You can add more locations to one Project, or create as many other Projects as you like.

Share somewhere you’ve found

The Projects feature also provides a Share option, which makes it easy to send a location from Google Earth to someone else. You can find the Share icon located at the top of the Project panel - it looks like the outline of someone's head and shoulders. Click on it and follow the steps to start sharing.

An illustration of the Project panel with the share icon highlighted.
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 take you to the ground level and even under the oceans and 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.


You’ve now completed the Become a Google Earth champion! activity. You've learned how you can share places of interest and save them for later.

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

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

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