Search for places

You can use Google Earth to find places like cities, landmarks, and parks. Before you explore, you'll find some suggested search categories like "Places," "Games," "Guided Tours," and "Data Layers."

What you can search for

Here are some ways you can find locations:

  • City and state: Mountain View, CA
  • City and country: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • Street name: Newbury Street, Boston
  • Entire address: 221B Baker St, London, NW1 6XE
  • Zip or postal code: 02129
  • Longitude and latitude18°28’59"N 69°56’21"W or 18.4830556, -69.9391667
  • General places: Museums in Costa Rica

Find a place

  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. In the top left, click Search Search.
  3. Type a location and press enter, or select it from the list.

Discover stories

When you search for a place, related Voyager stories may appear in the search results.

  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. In the top left, click Search Search.
  3. Enter the place you want to find.
  4. In the results, under "Voyager stories," you’ll find your options. To select a story, click it.

Experience places at random

To travel to a new, random location, on the left, click I’m Feeling Lucky I’m Feeling Lucky.

  • For info about and photos of that location, on the right, click the Knowledge Card.
  • To find related places and other interesting locales, click the link below the Knowledge Card.

Clear your search history

  1. On your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. Click Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Next to "Clear search history," select Clear.
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