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How do you search a place in Google Earth?


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December 13, 2011 4:46PM

Google Earth has a search/fly-to option allowing you to type in a specific address, partial address, or just a city name, zip code, airport code, or country to search.

You can also enter an explicit latitude, longitude coordinate (e.g. 37.78, -122.4) with latitude first. If location is not where you expect (happens sometimes) then prefix the coordinate with "loc:" (e.g. loc: 37.78, -122.4) and enter this into Google Earth's Search/Fly-to input field.

If the search option is not showing then you might have to enable the Sidebar panel in the View menu.

As with Google Maps you can also do advanced searches such as 'restaurants near times square' or 'hotels near 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103'. You can also get directions.