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What is Google Earth Web?

Google Earth logoGoogle Earth Web is the browser-based version of Google Earth, which renders the earth in 3D format and allows you to interact with rich media and geographic data. Google Earth allows you to search for and plot locations; manipulate your view of a location; fly over and between locations; plot out routes between locations; and view satellite, historical, and time-lapsed imagery.

Google Earth Web is 100% free to use. It is cloud-based and does not require installing local software. It can be used by those with zero coding experience, or can be customized by those with some coding experienced. Google Earth Web works best in Chrome, but now supports other major browsers as well.

Google Earth Web is an excellent platform for digital, place-based, storytelling, such as digital presentations, exhibits, and tours.

Book a Consultation or Instruction Session

Are you a CSUF professor who wants to integrate Google Earth Web into your courses? I am here to help!

Framing a student assignment around Google Earth Web is an excellent opportunity to further develop your students' digital literacy skills, whether they are undergraduates or graduate students.


I am happy to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your course assignment or learning outcomes, so that we plan how best to integrate Google Earth Web into your student assignment.

Please use the Email Me button on the right to contact me.

Class Instruction

If you already have an assignment in mind, you can request a Library Instruction Session for me to work with your class. I am available to teach classes in-person as well as online, whether synchronous or asynchronous.