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Fun with Google Earth’s terrain exaggeration

by Timothy Whitehead on Feb.21, 2017, under 3D Models, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, California, Denmark, England, Germany, Google Earth News, Google Earth Tips, Google Sky, Google maps, Hawaii, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Natural Landmarks, Netherlands, Sightseeing, Street Views, USA

If you ever get bored of Google Earth’s 3D imagery, then a fun thing to try is changing the ‘terrain exaggeration’. It is a setting found in Tools->Options->3D View->Terrain (PC) or Google Earth->Preferences->3D View->Terrain (Mac). This setting stretches or compresses the terrain vertically, and it also applies to Google Earth’s 3D imagery. It can give a whole new look to familiar sights.


Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa. No terrain exaggeration.


Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa. Terrain exaggeration: 3.


Cape Town, South Africa. No terrain exaggeration.


Cape Town, South Africa. Terrain exaggeration: 0.3.


New York, United States. No terrain exaggeration.


New York, United States. Terrain exaggeration: 3.

Remember to set the terrain exaggeration back to 1 once you are done.

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