Google Earth & Survey Drawing

Introduction to Google Earth : Google Earth is a geo-browser or virtual-globe that accesses satellite and aerial imagery, ocean bathymetry, and other geographic data over the internet to represent the Earth as a three-dimensional globe. The Google Earth free version has many features, including displaying satellite and aerial imagery, a growing set of layers of mappable data, the ability to display third party data, tools for creating new data, and the ability to import GPS data. Google Earth is also available in other versions such as Pro and Enterprise. The chapters included under this section are:

Google Earth Product

Download and Install:

This section explains how to download and install the free version of Google Earth to start using the Geo-Browser.

Search and Navigation in Google Earth:

This section explains how you can search for different places and navigate from one place to another within the geo-browser as per your requirement.

Google Earth Tools & Setting:

This section details the various tools and settings that are provided to you within Google Earth such as ruler, 3D view, etc.

KML file:

This section explains what a .kml file is and what the functionality of a KML file is when used within Google Earth.


This section explains various other useful options provided in Google Earth such as grid view, rotate, changing measurement units, etc.

Extracting Elevations:

This section explains how, using a KML file, the elevations of a particular area can be extracted.

Complete Index