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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.

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Where can I use Google Earth on Campus?

Consultants are available to assist you in the CRTL lab 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:

  • CTRL lab
  • Anderson Computing Cluster

How can I get Google Earth on my computer?

Google Earth is accessible for free. To download, click here

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 Lab 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.

To view the schedule of workshops, click here.

If you want to take a workshop that is not on our schedule, contact us, and we can arrange a one-on-one session.

For registration information, click here.

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)

CTRL Lab Info

Fall & Spring Hours:
Mon - Thur: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 7 pm
Sat: 12 pm - 7 pm
Sun: Closed

Summer & Winter Break Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Hurst Hall, Room 202

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Contact a Consultant

For help with CTRL supported activities, visit the lab during business hours, call 202-885-3862, email For people who are traveling, we can arrange for support via Skype - contact us for more information.

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