How to copy a satellite image from Google Maps

By Techwalla Contributor

You've found a satellite image that would be absolutely perfect to use in your PowerPoint presentation, in your blog, or on your website, but how do you get it there? Use this easy procedure to save and move that image!

Step 1

Go to http://maps.google.com and search for the location that you would like to find.

Step 2

Click on the balloon letter next to the result that matches your intended search.

Step 3

Click on the "Satellite" button and zoom in/out to the desired level. You can use the click wheel on your mouse to zoom or use the + and - bar on the left-side of the image.

Step 4

Push the "print screen" button on your keyboard to copy the image.

Step 5

Open the Paint program on your computer and select "paste".

Step 6

Your Google Maps satellite image should now appear in the Paint program window. You can crop out any undesired parts of the image (such as the parts of the web page that are not the satellite image) and save the file for use. Alternatively, you can paste the page image directly into another program.

Tips & Warnings

  • Google's terms of use state that you should not remove the copyright info from the image.
  • Also, you should not use the image for any business or commercial use. See the Resources below for the link to Google Map's full terms and conditions.