In one of our earlier tutorials, we showed you how to find out the distance between two places on earth using the ruler feature. In order to calculate this length, the two things you need are the two places in question. The application itself allows you to navigate to and virtually visit any location on planet earth (except secret government locations of course), so literally, all the visitable places are accessible and available for selection, and all that remains, is to know how to draw a line between the two places in order to get the distance between them, and even an elevation profile if you so desire.
So, if there are any operations you want to perform between any two or even three places on planet earth, this is how you set things up by drawing a line across them all –
Step 1. Open the Google Earth application on your computer.