The 3D Viewer
Files for Workshop
Zip file with sample data for Google Earth training session.
The library has the premium version, Google Earth Pro, installed in the Brandaleone Family Center for Data and GIS Services, Room 226 Perkins.
Many of the features described here are available only from the premium editions (Google Earth Pro or Google Earth Enterprise). See the User Guide for details. Google Earth Pro is installed on some Library computers (see above).
Help from Google
- Google Earth Support page
Leads to a variety of help pages, tutorials, and sample files. Also, try the following:
- User Guide
Detailed guide in Adobe Acrobat format.
- Help Forum
Knowledgebase with lots of questions and answers. Search Help is also available from back on the main Support Page.
Leads to example projects with KML files or gadgets to download.
More tutorials, not necessarily all the same as available from "Outreach" (see below).
- Google Earth Outreach
More help from Google geared toward non-profit organizations. Success Stories leads to example projects with KML files or gadgets to download, like Gallery (above). Tutorials leads to "how-to" tutorials on some topics.
- Google Earth Community
Leads to bulletin boards and the like for users and developers.
- Google Lat Long Blog
Blog postings from Google staff on Google Maps, Google Earth, and related products.
Other Help Sources
- Google Earth Basics
Introductory help from the Google Earth Blog website (different than official Google blog mentioned above).
- Free Geography Tools
Check out the Google Earth and KML categories at the right, among others.
- Teaching (and Learning) with Google Earth
This blog showcases the work done by students in Dr. Christine Erlien’s Duke writing course "Google Earth’s Impact.” Examples from a lot of disciplines and many links to other sites.
- Books in Library:
about Google Earth; about KML (Keyhold Markup Language)