Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $29.99
  • Save: $6.13 (20%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Google Earth For Dummies has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Very Good - Standard used condition book with the text inside being clean and unmarked - Exterior of the book shows moderate signs of usage
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Google Earth For Dummies Paperback – February 27, 2007

3.7 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$23.86
$15.28 $0.46
$23.86 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Google Earth For Dummies
  • +
  • Googling Earth: Using Google Earth to Explore Your World
  • +
  • GPS and Google Earth for Development: How to create, share and collaborate with maps on the net
Total price: $44.85
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

Explore foreign cities or find every ATM in your hometown!

Map historic sites, look for a new home, or analyze traffic patterns

Want to see the world? Forget packing, customs, and airport security —with Google Earth, simply click and you're there. And it works just as well to find school districts and shortcuts in your hometown. This guide helps you install and customize the software, create specialized maps, tour almost any city on earth, and more!

Discover how to

  • Locate specific businesses in any city
  • Create a tour of homes for sale
  • Visit historic sites in another country
  • Insert your own 3D models
  • Find alternate routes to work

About the Author

David A. Crowder has authored or coauthored more than 25 books, including the bestsellers Building a Web Site For Dummies and Cliffs Notes Getting on the Internet. His two most recent books were both listed as essential for all library collections by the magazine Library Journal.
Professor Crowder is equally at home with high technology or with working his way through the backcountry on horseback or in a dugout canoe. When he is not writing, he spends his time with his wife Angela, wandering through villages in the Andes or frolicking in the Caribbean surf.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470095288
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470095287
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Robert M. Diaz on May 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is a well written introduction to Google Earth. The fact that it doubles as a wonderful introduction to Google Sketchup means you're getting two outstanding technical primers for the price of one.

As a Google Earth fan from its beta days, I thought a dummies book wouldn't give me enough information to warrant the price of the book, particularly given the abundance of tutorial materials freely available online. This book, while valuable to its base of novice users, offers enough for an intermediate user to justify a thorough reading. For example, while beginners will appreciate the information about geographical terms such as defining latitude and longitude and familiarizing themselves with GPS jargon, other users may find the more comprehensive knowledge about the program's KML file structure and the explanations about the various layers in Google Earth more worth their reading time.

Now again, the addition of the materials on Google Sketchup, a 3D modeling program more likely once intended for CAD and landscape enthusiasts, means that even more accomplished users can use this as a tool to explore Google Earth's more advanced features. I myself had only cursory knowledge of Sketchup before reading this book and was sold on it when I saw how quickly I could get started with 3D modeling and put it to immediate use on Google Earth. Had this book not included the Sketchup section, I would probably have relied on web sites to fill me in on GE's other features. By reading the chapters on Sketchup, I was able to download the program with the confidence that I could begin using the program quickly. I even showed the program to several of my advanced fifth graders who themselves were playing with the program in no time at all.

As a consequence of reading this book, I am a much more capable member of the Google Earth community but I can also now boast some knowledge of 3D modeling. That's not too bad for an Earth dummy.
Comment 37 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I had a lot of questions about the nuances of Google Earth, which is why I purchased this book. The Google Earth tutorials are nice, but only go so far in explaining how to use it. "Google Earth for Dummies" goes a long way for explaining the application, how it works, it's nuances, and how to use it for maximum benefit.

As with many of my "for Dummies" books it is a great reference manual that is well organized, well thought out, and well researched that makes finding answers to questions a snap. I use it when trying to decide how to do animations for presentations and how to most effectively illustrate points that need to be made through placement of different elements either from the 3D library or custom 3D items from Google SketchUp (there is even a short tutorial on how to use Google SketchUp).

In short it covers all the bases, is very informative, is intuitive and well aid out, and it functions as a great reference. Mr. Crowder deserves a "well done" for his efforts, and a "Thank You". It is well worth it's price and the time to learn what's in it.
Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is excellent, if you want to wander around the earth without boarders or plane tickets. There are tutorials on the site. If however you want to have a book to hold and refer back to.this is the one for you.Enjoy.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I found this worth buying, as it has good explanations and useful links. It helped me in making maps for several projects, used along with The KML Handbook. With even the free version of Google Earth, and/or map-making tools at maps.google.com, one can assemble, test and make available useful, interactive maps.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've been struggling trying to figure out how to create custom routes in Google Earth (or Google Maps) that I can then share with friends, family, other members of my motorcycle club, etc. I finally broke down and bought this book because it promised to explain all of that.

After reading through the first 116 pages (it was actually well written and I learned a lot about how to use features of Google Earth I was not getting the most out of), I got to this exciting bit of news at the end of Chapter 7; "If you want to share your tours with other Google Earth users, check out Chapter 8 to see how it's done."

YESSSS!! Finally; the holy grail! I read Chapter 8 ('Mingling With the Community') with great interest, got to the end without a shred of advice on how to "share your tours with other Google Earth users", re-read it and read it again. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

The rest of the book delved deeply into arcane technical subjects and some interesting stuff that I might find useful in personalizing Google Earth, but for my purposes, if I can't share what I've done with others, it's of no use. And nothing in this book explains how to share (unless the author expects me to wade through the archives of Google Earth Community forums to try to figure it out).

So, I'm very disappointed in this book because it did not answer the one question I need to have answered; is there a way to share my custom views of the world with others (other than in a forum)?

It would also help to have a discussion about the difference between Google Maps and Google Earth and how they are related and when to use each.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I found this book extremely helpful in learning how to use Google Earth effectively, including how to use the KML language. However, since version 5 of Google Earth came out, some of the material in the book is understandably outdated. When the next version comes out, I'll buy it again!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Google Earth For Dummies
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Google Earth For Dummies

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: model terrain