Find out which Google mapping tools will help you change the world
The tools below are available to nonprofits to help raise awareness, increase decision-making and engage stakeholders. Explore the free versions of these tools, and if advanced features are needed, learn about our software grants program.
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others in this free desktop and mobile application. Google Earth Pro provides additional capabilities such as Movie Maker and GIS data import capability.
Google Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations, allowing them to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the earth's surface.
Google My Maps allows you to create stylish custom maps to share and publish online. You can add lines, shapes, or places on the map, or import data from Google Drive spreadsheets, as well as Excel, CSV and KML files. Upgrade to My Maps Pro to display more points and layers; add custom icons; and manage and communicate with mobile teams using Maps Coordinate.
Tour Builder lets you tell stories in their geographic context on the web using the Google Earth Plugin. You can easily create an immersive story with places, photos and videos, and share it with your friends.
Open Data Kit (ODK) is an open-source toolkit that allows organizations to collect data offline, then bring that data online for sharing, querying and mapping. ODK Collect runs on Google Android - the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform.
Google Map Maker™ allows you to map a neighborhood, a city or even an entire country. You can draw roads and landmarks, add local businesses, and edit locations added by other map makers. Your changes will appear instantly on Google Map Maker for everyone to see.
The Google Maps API lets you embed the robust functionality and everyday usefulness of Google Maps and Google Earth into your own website and applications, and overlay your own data on top of Google Maps. Incorporate Google Maps API for Work into your internal website to map sensitive or secure data, or take advantage of the increased geocoding limits.
Spreadsheet Mapper is a tool built by Google Earth Outreach to let you dynamically publish a Google Earth layer (KML or KMZ file) directly from a Google Spreadsheet. Create different balloon templates for different parts of your dataset in Spreadsheet Mapper.