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Create travel routes or areas of interest

Mark up your map with lines and polygons to plan or document travel routes or notable areas.

Draw a path or polygon

  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. Go to a place on the map.
  3. Above the map, click Add Path Add Path. To add a shape, click Add Polygon Add Polygon. To make a path or polygon into a 3D object, click Altitude.
  4. A "New Path" or "New Polygon" dialog will pop up. You may need to move it out of the way before moving on to the next step.
  5. To draw the line or shape you want, click a start point on the map and drag.
  6. Click an endpoint. Then, enter a description and properties.
  7. Click OK.

After you’ve drawn a path or polygon, you can measure distances and areas.

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