How to Measure distances with the Google Earth Ruler

Google Earth Intro
In this part 1 of 2, D.Lee Beard presents a basic introductory tutorial in how to use the Google Earth application which is available for Mac OS X and Windows. He explains how to download it for free, navigate within it, view different layers, and how to change viewing angles to see terrain.
AsktheTechies.com and send your questions.


Want to know how to view maps in 3-D? In this episode, D.Lee explains how to view buildings and even trees overlaid on maps with Google Earth. He also shows how to change from “street view” to “ground level view” for smoother navigating through city streets.

Want to learn how to create your own 3-D buildings using Google Sketchup? Then ask D.Lee to make a video on how to do so. Click AsktheTechies.com and send your questions

Measuring Distances with Google Earth
How far is it? D.Lee Beard shows how Google Earth can measure the distance between two objects and a distance with multiple turning points such as a walking or jogging route. Just how far do you walk? Watch and find out.

Creating an Elevation Profile in Google Earth
This video demonstrates how to create an elevation profile in Google Earth using the path tool.

The Ruler tool in Google Earth can be quite useful, so head into [Tools] –> [Ruler] to try it for yourself!

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