Google Maps Terrain in Google Earth

This KML network link displays a map overlay for Google Maps Terrain ( in Google Earth.

For some information on how it works, please see the main page and the FAQ.

To get started, simply download google-maps-terrain-overlay-for-google-earth.kmz (please log in first, see here why) and open it in Google Earth. Or checkout all 4 Google Maps map overlays on this site.

Do you have comments, bug reports, or suggestions for other map sources? Please leave them below.

Humor Challenged (2013-01-11 06:46:52):

The screen goes black when terrain is enabled. Only roads are displayed.

kris (2013-01-17 03:26:10):

terrain layer screen still shows in black, any workaround for this?

Prakash Narayanan (2013-01-17 14:41:03):

Did google just block this off or something? I'm getting a black background too.

visionplace (2013-06-08 03:19:03):

I am unable to get this to work. All I see is black.

Martin Loetzsch (2013-10-11 18:08:40):

Works again.

Francis Mitchell (2013-10-13 19:45:30):

It works again. Thanks.

Jay (2014-04-07 13:29:07):

Hello, I want to embed the Google Maps Imagery Tiles within a browser
view using the Google Earth Plug-in with the Google Earth API v3. I
need to know the method you are using to access the tiles with a URL
pointed to a Google Maps source. How do I do this?

brian McCandless (2015-11-28 22:00:33):

Can I see a map of Canada and its terrain

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