United Nations Environment Programme

environment for development


Resources for:
  Civil Society
  Business Persons
  Children and Youth

Thematic Areas

  UNEP -Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth maps the earth by the superimposition of images received from satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to make the world's geographic information easily available online. The basic features of Google Earth are:
  • "Fly to" enables the user to enter in a street name in a search box. Once Google Earth has located the area, the world rotates on its axel and zooms in on the exact location.
  • Directional controls determine which direction you would like to go on the earth using a compass-like feature. The controls allow users to zoom in on specific areas.
  • Searches available include local searches and a business searches. The user enters an address into either of these searches and Google then takes the user to the exact location.
  • Saving locations is possible by adding a placemark to the locations for future reference. The user may also print and email the page.