1. Move E/W/N/S left button;
2. Drift continuously in any direction (hold the left button down; then, briefly move the mouse and release the button)
3. Zoom in/out: right button; scroll wheel
4. Tilt the view: SHIFT + scroll wheel
5. Look around from a single vantage point: CTRL + left button
6. Rotate view: CTRL + scroll wheel
7. View 3D terrain:
a/ go to a location
b/ default: top-down view
c/ tilt 0-90 degrees – press “Shift” + scroll
d/ rotate -- “Shift” +left mouse
e/ reset – click the “North-up” button; click in the 3D viewer, type “r” on the keyboard
8. Navigate ocean – same way as anywhere else; make sure to have the surface of the ocean displayed (“View” > ”Water Surface”)
The buttons across the toolbar at the top of the screen allow you to (from left to right):
1. Click the north-up button to reset the view so that north is at the top of the screen. Click and drag the ring to rotate your view.
2. Use the Look joystick to look around from a single vantage point, as if you were turning your head. Click an arrow to look in that direction or continue to press down on the mouse button to change your view. After clicking an arrow, move the mouse around on the joystick to change the direction of motion.
3. Use the Move joystick to move your position from one place to another. Click an arrow to look in that direction or continue to press down on the mouse button to change your view. After clicking an arrow, move the mouse around on the joystick to change the direction of motion.
4. Use the zoom slider to zoom in or out (+ to zoom in, - to zoom out) or click the icons at the end of the slider. As you move closer to the ground, Google Earth swoops (tilts) to change your viewing angle to be parallel to the Earth's surface.