In using Google Earth, one can easily become overwhelmed. With unfamiliar terms and mutliple applications, it is easy to get lost within the virtual world. If the expansive database of knowledge cannot be accessed, then the wonder of Google Earth cannot be appreciated. Through a brief crash course on lingo as well as basic capabilities and programs, Google Earth will be a intuitive source enjoyable and easy to use. While Google provides its own tutorial on some aspects of the software, this section aims to condense the material and highlight the most important necessary terms and tools for Google Earth.