Basic features user guide
Finding addresses and locations
To find a specific address or location, just enter what you're looking for in the search box in the left hand panel, and then click Search.
Google Earth recognizes the following types of search terms, which you can enter with or without commas.
|City, State||Buffalo, NY|
|City, Country||London, England|
|Number Street City State||1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washington DC|
|Zipcode or Postal Code||90210|
|Latitude, Longitude in decimal format||
Note that such coordinates must appear in this order (latitude, longitude).
|Latitude, Longitude in DMS format||
37 25'19.07"N, 122 05'06.24"W or
37 25 19.07 N, 122 05 06.24 W
Note that format 37d25'19.07"N, 122d05'06.24"W does not work with Google Earth. Such coodinates must appear in this order (latitude, longitude).
Your most recent search terms are saved by Google Earth and appear as you enter matching text in the search field. To clear these search terms, select the History option underneath the search box and then click Clear History.
About Search Terms
Certain search terms are not currently recognized as locations in the search box. These include:
- Minor city names in many countries
- State or province names alone
- Search terms that are not a recognizable location search are treated as a business listing search over the current view. For more information on how listing searches work, see Searching for Listings.
Using a version of Earth older than 6.2? Check out these instructions
You can search for specific locations using the 'Fly To' tab in Google Earth. To do this, enter the location in the input box and click the Search button.