Sunday, October 21, 2007

View Turn by Turn Directions on Google Earth from the Air

Google earth provides satellite imagery and maps of our planet. It can be downloaded for free at

A new feature makes it possible to not only display turn by turn directions but to actually view satellite imagery of the route as if you were flying above it in a helicopter. Wow!

1. Download and open Google Earth.
2. Click the Directions tab of the Sidebar on the left side of the screen. If it isn't visible, press Ctrl + Alt + B.
3. Type a starting address in the From box and an ending address in the To box.
4. Click the Begin Search icon. It looks like a magnifying glass.
5. Click the Play Tour icon. It looks like the same kind of right pointing triangle you have on your CD player.
6. Enjoy the tour!