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Google Earth for Mac is a geographical browser that uses aerial and satellite imagery as well as data available on the internet to create a three-dimensional representation of planet Earth. Using the program audiences across the globe can zoom in and explore countries, cities, and landmarks from different angles. Download the latest version of Google Earth Pro for Mac for free. Read 17 user reviews and compare with similar apps on MacUpdate.

Can I Print Your Maps

Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for the particular map backgrounds you are using, you can normally find the map background type and the bottom right or left of the map.

For Apple Map Backgrounds refer to Apple's T&C's:-

For Google Map Backgrounds refer to Google's Prining T&C's:-

For Bing Map Backgrounds refer to Bing's Printing T&C's:-

For Ordnance Survey Backgrounds refer to Ordnance Survey T&C's:-

For OpenStreetMap (OSM) Map Backgrounds (If in doubt use an OpenStreetMap background as the maps are open by design and have the most lenient terms (essentially only requiring attribution which is automatically added to the bottom right of the map when it is printed):-

Your Base Maps Have Change From Google - What Happen?

Unfortunately Google have vastly increaded the cost of their maps, at short notice, which made it impossible for us to continue to use as a free service. We will be bringing the Google maps facility back in the future but as a paid service (this is the only way we can do this unfortunately) for those who need them.

Our base map continues to be free but bear with us while we implement our new Apple maps in a very short period of time.

You can also use our Ordnance Survey maps map view which can be used if you have broswer compatabilty issues with the new maps.

Thanks for your patience while we build up our functionality for our new map suppliers.

Common questions about the new base maps:-

1. Where is Streetview or the Peg Man

Unfortunately, there is no direct replacement for that functionality at the moment. You can use our Bing map version of the site which has a Birdseye view and a Streetside view (the Streetaide view is a Streetview equivalent but has limited availability at the moment and is only available in larger city's such as London). You can also use the Google Map (external) link on any point to jump directly to Google Maps at that point and use Streetview from there.

2. Where Are The Measure Tools

The measure tools are now built in to the drawing tools on the left of the map. Draw a line or area shape and the usual measurements will be displayed along with the drawing, click on the line or area shape again to bring the measurements back up again if you have several.

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The Maps or Site Does Not Display

This is most likely an issue of Javascript being disabled in your browser. For our site to operate Javascript needs to be enabled. If you are using Internet Explorer browser try swapping to a more modern browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. In Internet Explorer, if you can, try enabling Javascript as follows Enable Javascript in Internet Explorer.

What's Different about UK Grid Reference Finder

Most other mapping sites only give the global WGS84 longitude and latitudes and not the Ordnance Survey Grid Reference known as OSGB36 (Ordnance Survey Great Britain 1936) as appears on Ordnance Survey maps. By right-clicking on the UK Grid Reference Finder map you can get the full Ordnance Survey Grid Reference - nice and easy!

How Do I Find a Grid Reference

Enter Your Post Code or street, town address in the left panel to find your desired location, then Right Click on the Map to Mark the Grid Reference Point, then Hover Over the Pin to Show the Grid Reference

How Do I Construct My Own Link to a Point on Your Map

You can use the following URL and options

An X Y location e.g. :-

A Grid Reference e.g. :-
http://gridreferencefinder.com/index.php?gr=TQ 30103 79910

A Post Code e.g. :-
http://gridreferencefinder.com/index.php?pc=NE8 1HH

An Address Location e.g. :-
http://gridreferencefinder.com/index.php?pc=10 downing street, london

A Latitude and Longitude e.g. :-

Add a Window Title by adding &t=title to the url e.g. :-
http://gridreferencefinder.com/index.php?lt=51.505505&lg=-0.07533989&v=b&t=tower bridge

How Do I Construct My Own Multi Point URL Link to a Map

You can make multiple point URL links for maps using Grid References in this format:-

This link breaks down as, start with:-
then for each point (separated by a comma):-
TQ2906879684 buckingham_s_palace 1
which is Grid Reference <point description> <pin colour (a digit 1 to 9)>
then at the end specify the map view:-
&v=r : road view
&v=h : hybrid aerial view

You can make multiple point URL links for maps using XY co-ordinates in this format:-

This link breaks down as, start with:-
then for each point (separated by a comma):-
427675 561912 My New Point 0
which is X Y <point description> <pin colour (a digit 1 to 9)>
then at the end specify the map view:-
&v=r : road view
&v=h : hybrid aerial view

The above links can be made mobile friendly by using 'http://m.gridreferencefinder.com/#/' rather than 'http://gridreferencefinder.com/' at the beginning of the link.

How Do I Display The Grid Reference for a Post Code

Search for the post code using the post code search box on the left, hover over the pin placed on the map for that post code to see the grid reference.

How Do I Find The Post Code for a Grid Reference

Search for the grid reference (or any of the other search options) using the search boxes on the left, hover over the pin to display details of the location, then click on the display post code link.

Alternatively you can click on the post code icon (it looks like a round 'i') in the list of points at the bottom of the screen.

What3Words Search

A what3Words search takes the form of 3 words separated by full stops e.g. logic.twin.blunt

Each 3 word combination identifies a 3 metre sqaure see details here What3words (wikipedia)

X Y Search

Enter the two OSGB (Ordnance Survey Great Britain) Co-Ordinates X = Eastings Y = Northings e.g. X = 492983 Y = 188837

Lat Long Search

Enter the WGS84 Co-Ordinates latitude and longitude values (as given by GPS units or Google Maps) in decimal format e.g. Lat = 53.870659 Long=-1.200235

If using Google Earth you will need to switch to decimal latitude and longitude in Google Earth Options settings instead of the default DMS (Degrees, Minutes and Seconds) format

How Do I Get a Link for a Point I've Placed on the Map

Place a point on the map via a search and / or right clicking on the map, then click on the link icon (it looks like a chain link) next to the point in the table list of points at the bottom of the screen. You can then copy the link URL for that point.

How Do I Get a Link for All My Points on the Map

Place your points on the map, then press the 'Link for All Points' at the bottom of the map, you can then copy (press Ctrl-c) the text displayed to save the URL link for all the points to the clipboard.

How Do I Save All My Points to Excel

Place your points on the map, then press the 'Export Points to Excel' at the bottom of the map, you can now copy (press Ctrl-c) the text displayed an copy it in to Excel to store all the location details for that point as well as a URL link.

How Do I Convert between Lat/Long (WGS84), Grid Reference and X,Y Coordinates

Search for your point using the coordinates that you have (use the search facility on the left of the main page), a point (pin) will be placed on the map for the point you searched for, it will give all 3 coordinate types when you hover your cursor over the pin - the conversion has been done for you!.

Can I Link to Your Site from Mine or Use It Our Literature etc.

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Yes. Please do. Providing it is freely available to the public and you do not intentionally obscure the ads on our site, there is no charge, fees or licenses required.

How Do I Calculate The Bearing and Distance Between Two Points

Click on the 'Measure' button at the top right of the map. Right or left click on the map for the first point (right clicking leaves a grid reference pin, left clicking just draws a line), click on another point on the map for the second point then stop drawing by pressing 'Esc' or pressing the 'Stop Drawing' button in the measurement and drawing tool dialog panel. The section length will give the distance and bearing (angle in degrees) between the two points.

Can I find the height or elevation of a point or route

Yes - select the points or route on the map that you wish to find an elevation chart or height information for. Then just below the map press the 'Elevation Chart' button, an elevation chart will then open in a new window giving the ground height information.

The elevation chart gives a continous graphical representation of the ground height for a straight line route between those points.

You can change between metric and Imperial measurements by clicking on the selector below the chart. Also the table below the chart gives the height and distance between points in a tabular form.

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Can I find the height or elevation of a point or route

Yes - select the points or route on the map that you wish to find an elevation chart or height information for. Then just below the map press the 'Elevation Chart' button, an elevation chart will then open in a new window giving the ground height information.

The elevation chart gives a continous graphical representation of the ground height for a straight line route between those points.

You can change between metric and Imperial measurements by clicking on the selector below the chart. Also the table below the chart gives the height and distance between points in a tabular form.

How do I use right click on an Apple Mac

There should be a right click combination on all Macs. For Macs with touch pads e.g. MacBook Pro and Macbook Air etc. you get the right click by pressing the touch pad with two fingers at once. For Macs with the single button mouse e.g. the iMac you press on the right part of the mouse button to get the right click.

You can sometimes press 'control' and mouse click at the same time to produce a right click.

The right click can be enabled in System Preferences => Trackpad => Point and click and tick the box next to Secondary click. The grid reference will now be given when you tap the map with two fingers

If this does not work for your particular Apple Mac (older hardware) you can always use Google to search for your Mac hardware and 'right click' this normally gets you the key combination for right click.

How do I Correct Your Maps (My House Location or Farm Name etc.)

We rely on Google for our base map data and corrections should be made through them, that way it will not only correct the data for our site but also Google itself. To do that, if you open up the website Google maps https://www.google.co.uk/maps , then find/navigate to your required location, they have a link at the bottom right of the screen 'Send Feedback', if you click on this you can feedback to Google any errors in their maps and we will pick them up as soon as they have corrected them.

How Do I Delete or Edit a Drawing Shape (Circle, Square or Line from the Drawing Tool Bar Shape)

If you draw a shape or shapes with the drawing tool, stop drawing by pressing the grab button (left most button on the drawing tool bar), you can then left-click on any shape to enter edit mode on the shape where you can drag the shape or resize it. When the shape is selected a delete icon will appear at the right of the drawing tool bar, click on this to delete that shape. Left-clicking on the map will deselect the shape and exit edit mode

Can I find an Irish Grid Reference

You can find an Irish grid reference using your sister site Irish Grid Reference Finder.

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Learn what you can do with Google Earth!

Zoom In From Space: Google Earth allows you to descend from space to view almost any location on Earth!

The button above takes you to Google.com where you can download Google Earth for free. Google does not pay us to recommend their service. We do it because we are fans of Google Earth and want you to enjoy it too.

Fly to Anyplace in the World!: Just type in an address and fly there in one click! Then start navigating with zoom, tilt, and rotate.

What is Google Earth?

Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to 'fly' over a virtual globe and view the Earth through high-resolution graphics and satellite images. It is greatly superior to static maps and satellite images. Google Earth gives you a drone's eye view of the world below.

Google Earth is the world's most detailed globe and one of the most frequently downloaded programs in the history of the internet. Within minutes you will be zooming in on your hometown and taking visual excursions to our planet's most visited or most remote places.

The images are detailed enough that in most populated areas you can clearly see your house, objects in your yard, and often recognize your car parked along the street. A digital elevation model within Google Earth allows you to view the landscape of many geographic areas in 3D.

See How Cities Have Changed!: Go back to 1984, then watch a time-lapse video to see how things have changed.

A Free Download

Google Earth is a free downloadable program that you install on your Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop or laptop computer. The program requires very little space on your hard drive because the images are stored on Google's servers and streamed to your computer upon demand.

Google Earth is also available as a browser plug-in and as a mobile app. Google has been offering the program for free and improving it regularly since 2005. It has been downloaded over one billion times.

Did You Know? Most people don't realize that Google Earth works on Android and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). The Android version can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The iOS version can be downloaded from the App Store or iTunes. Image copyright iStockphoto / Savcoco.

High-resolution satellite images.

Recent images for most locations.

Easy & safe to download and install.

Do fly-overs of anywhere on Earth.

Use on desktop, tablet or phone.

Zoom in on your house!

Free, easy to use.


The button above takes you to the Google website where you can download Google Earth software for free. We frequently use Google Earth for research, learning, and fun! We receive no compensation from Google for recommending their service. We are simply enthusiastic users of the Google Earth product. Hope you enjoy!

Recent Images, Updated Regularly

Most of the images in Google Earth were acquired within the past three years, and Google is continuously updating the image set for different parts of the Earth. Large cities generally have more recent and higher resolution images than sparsely inhabited areas.

A misconception exists among some people that the images displayed in the Google Earth program are live-updated directly from satellites. This is not the case. The images are acquired by satellites, processed by commercial image providers or government agencies, and then updated to the Google Earth image database in batches.

However, Google and its image providers do have the ability to rapidly integrate new images into the program. This is sometimes done in emergency situations - such as when an area has been hit by a natural disaster and new images would be of valuable assistance to the recovery and relief efforts.

Google Moon Too?: We don't think you will get tired of Google Earth, but if you do, make sure you try Google Moon. See if it is reall made of swiss cheese.

Find Your Car! Google Earth images are so detailed that you might be able to spot your car in the office parking lot! But, keep in mind that the data is not live-updated from satellites. The image might show where you were parked last month or last year!


Google Earth will install on most computers with just a few clicks. Most people are surprised to learn that Google Earth will even work on their tablet computer or phone. Take it with you while traveling to check out beaches, neighborhoods, fishing locations, hiking areas, and much more.


When you launch the Google Earth program on your computer or mobile device it will display an image of the Earth from space. You can easily use the controls to 'fly' down and find your location. However, if you are in a hurry, you can simply search for an address or the name of a landmark or the geographic coordinates. Google Earth will quickly 'fly' you right to your destination.

Seldom-Seen Places: Some people believe that Google Earth provides too much information about important buildings, which might lead to security concerns. Others believe that Google Earth allows close-up views of their property which violate their privacy.

Developed for the CIA?

Google Earth was originally called 'Earth Viewer 3D.' It was developed by Keyhole, Inc., a company funded by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The software was developed to be a program for 'browsing the earth' - and that is exactly what it does.

Google purchased Keyhole in 2004, and with that acquisition it obtained Earth Viewer 3D, which it improved and distributed free to the public starting in 2005. Get your free copy of Google Earth using the blue button below.

Google Sky, Mars and Moon

If you enjoy Google Earth, you might also learn to use Google Sky, Google Moon and Google Mars. All of these are free online programs that are similar to Google Earth.

Check Out Real Estate: If you are in the market for a home or commercial property, Google Earth can help you get a quick look without needing to drive there. Real estate agents and buyers use it every day!

Buzz Famous Landmarks! View famous landmarks like Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912.

Imagine Yourself in the Batter's Box! You can even enter some venues. If you go into Fenway Park, you can get a view from the batter's box!

3D Fly-Overs: See 3D fly-over views of world cities such as New York (shown here), Chicago, San Francisco, Bangkok, Tokyo, Beijing, London, or Paris.

Street-Level Views: Google Earth can access the 'Street Map' images that Google acquires by driving city streets and photographing them in 3D. You can switch between browsing satellite images and street view photographs by pressing a zoom button. This is one of the most widely used features of the Google Maps data set.

Author: Hobart M. King, Ph.D.

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