How To View Live Google Earth

Do you enjoy the idea of discovering new places without ever leaving your home? If so, Google Earth is the perfect tool for virtual traveling. This blog post will provide instructions on how to access live Google Earth images.

What is Live Google Earth?

First things first, let’s clear a common misconception. The images you see on Google Earth aren’t live. They are satellite images that Google collects from various sources, and they can be anywhere from a few months to a few years old. However, you can use Google Earth to explore the world in real-time through the “Street View” functionality.

Accessing Google Earth

To start exploring, follow these steps:

Step 1: Download and Install Google Earth

You can download Google Earth for free from Google’s official website. There’s a version for computers running Windows, MacOS, and Linux, as well as apps for Android and iOS devices. After downloading, install the software or app on your device.

Step 2: Launch Google Earth

Once installed, launch the application. You’ll be presented with a virtual globe that you can manipulate using your mouse or touch screen.

Step 3: Navigate to Location

You can search for specific places using the search bar at the top left corner of the screen. Just type in the location you want, and Google Earth will “fly” you to that place on the globe.

Exploring in “Live” Street View

Google Earth’s Street View function provides a “live” on-the-ground viewpoint of many world locations. Here’s how to access it.

Step 1: Select Street View

After you’ve navigated to a location, look for the “pegman” icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. Drag and drop this icon onto a street or path highlighted in blue. This will take you into Street View.

Step 2: Navigate in Street View

In Street View, you can look around by clicking and dragging the screen. You can also move along the street by clicking on the white arrows overlaid on the image.

So there you have it! By following the steps above, you can explore the world in “live” view on Google Earth. While this may not be real-time satellite imagery, it’s the closest thing we have to a live global exploration tool. So go ahead and embark on your virtual adventure!