The Google Earth application allows you to calculate the distance between two places on the planet using the ‘ruler’ feature, and that is really useful if you are someone who is interested in the intricate details in the geographical aspects, or maybe you like intricately planning your trips. What some people may not know is that the same ruler feature can also be used to obtain the elevation profile for a particular route that you have marked up. Again, is this data really useful for the average user? Maybe not, but it never hurts to have it in those situations where this data can actually prove useful.
In this tutorial, we will walk you through how you can easily get the elevation profile on Google Earth.
Step 1. Open the Google Earth application on your computer.
Step 2. First, you need to make a ruler line, so go ahead and click on the ruler button from the toolbar.