Google Earth

Google Earth is a geographical information program that allows you to visualize maps on a virtual globe. Google Earth uses superimposed images obtained from satellite imagery and aerial photography. You can explore existing layers or create your own to display data and other information.

Where can I use Google Earth on Campus?

Consultants are available to assist you in the Research Applications and Methods Center during our regular hours. If you have a complex problem, please contact us by phone (202-885-3862) or email to set-up an appointment.  Otherwise just drop in!

Google Earth can be accessed in the following campus computer labs:

Virtual Computing Lab
Anderson Computing Cluster

What Resources can I access online?

Introduction to Google Earth & GE Pro (handout)

Official Google Earth Website

Google Earth Official YouTube Channel (AU subscribed software resource)

How can I get support using Google Earth for research or for class?

  • One-on-one assistance (drop-in during regular hours, or schedule an appointment)
  • In-Class Tutorials (standard or custom tailored, request)

What workshops do you offer?

CTRL offers a variety of workshops each semester to train members of the AU community in the software that it supports. Examples of workshops we have offered in the past can be seen below, and you can follow the link to view our current schedule. If you are interested receiving training that is not listed in our regular workshop schedule, please contact us by email to request an appointment.

Introduction to Google Earth & GE Pro: This course is designed to introduce the common functions of Google Earth (free version) and Google Earth Pro (paid version). You will develop skills for: customizing layers using place marks, path, polygons; recording tours and other tools available from Google Earth Pro; and exporting your maps as an image file or .kml or.kmz file to share your work.

Schedule of Workshops  |  Request a New Workshop  |  Registration

How can I get Google Earth on my computer?

Google Earth is accessible for free.