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Save your favorite map image

Navigate to your favorite places using Google Earth and set up the views you want, then save an image of each spot.

Save a map in Google Earth

All the borders, labels, icons, and info you see on the screen will show up in the map image you save in Google Earth.

Windows & Linux
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. Navigate to a place on the globe or go to the left-hand panel under "Places" and then "My Places" and double-click the placemark or item you want to see.
  3. In the top menu, click File and then Save and then Save Image or go to the toolbar above the map and click Save Map Save map.
  4. In the left-hand panel, double-click the folder where you want to save the file.
  5. In the box that opens, in the "File name" field, type a name for the map.
  6. Click Save.
Mac
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. Navigate to a place on the globe or go to the left-hand panel under "Places" and then "My Places" and double-click the placemark or item you want to see.
  3. In the top menu, click File and then Save and then Save Image or go to the toolbar above the map and click Save Map Save map.
  4. In the "Save As" field, type a name for the map.
  5. Optional: In the "Where" field on the right, click the up and down arrow and pick a folder.
  6. Click Save.

Save a map in Google Earth Pro

All the borders, labels, icons, and info you see on the screen will show up in the map image you save in Google Earth Pro.

You can also set the image resolution, add a legend, and choose the size of the text on the map.

Windows & Linux
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. Navigate to a place on the globe or go to the left-hand panel under "Places" and then "My Places" and double-click on the placemark or item you want to see.
  3. In the top menu bar, click File and then Save and then Save Image or go to the icon bar above the map and click Save Map Save map.
  4. In the upper menu bar below the icon strip, click Map Options.
  5. If you already have map options saved on your computer, click Load.
  6. To choose new map options, you can set up new options.
  7. Check the things you want to save.
  8. To choose the size of the title, description, and legend, click the up and down arrows next to Scaling.
  9. Under "Styling," click the box that has the coloring you like.
  10. Click Save.
  11. In the top left corner of the map, mouse over "Untitled Map."
  12. Click Edit Edit. Now you can enter a title and description and decide how to set up the map’s legend.
  13. When you’re finished editing the map’s info, click Save.
Mac
  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. Navigate to a place on the globe or go to the left-hand panel under "Places" and then "My Places" and double-click the placemark or item you want to see.
  3. In the top menu bar, click File and then Save and then Save Image or go to the icon strip above the map and click Save Map Save map .
  4. In the upper menu bar below the icon strip, click Map Options.
  5. If you already have map options saved on your computer, click Load.
  6. If you want to choose new settings, check the things you want to save.
  7. To choose the size of the title, description, and legend, click the up and down arrows next to Scaling.
  8. Under "Styling," click the box that has the coloring you like.
  9. Click Save.
  10. In the top left corner of the map, point to Untitled Map.
  11. Click Edit Edit. Now you can enter a title and description and decide how to set up the map’s legend.
  12. When you’re finished editing the map’s info, click Save.