Searching for Streets with Google Earth
Using the Search tool on the left-hand side of the Google Earth window, you can type in your search term. For instance to find a street or road in the same neighborhood as you, type its name into the Fly to search box – as long as your Internet provider is supplying your regional location to Google Earth (something that can be discovered based on IP address), then the search item should be displayed.
For a location such as 10 Downing Street in London – the UK Prime Minister’s residence – you should qualify the street address with the city name: “Downing Street, London" for instance.
Using the Fly to search will display an animated flight to the chosen location, which is initialised when you double-click the required search result.
You can also use the Directions or Find Business search tools to find the street addresses that you want to view, making Google Earth’s street search tool just as powerful as the Google Maps tool.
The advantage of searching with Google Earth, of course, is what you can do with the application after the search is made…