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

Google Earth

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.

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Google Earth Engine

Google Earth Engine

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.

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Google Maps Engine

Google Maps Engine is a revolutionary geospatial solution that lets you publish your mapping data on our secure, cloud-based mapping platform and share it through Google Earth, Google Maps and Android Phones. You have control over who you want to access the data, and how much of it you wish to share.

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Open Data Kit

Tour Builder

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.

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Open Data Kit

Open Data Kit

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.

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Spreadsheet Mapper

Spreadsheet Mapper

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.

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Open Data Kit

Google Maps Coordinate

Google Maps Coordinate is a workforce management tool that allows organizations to improve the efficiency of their teams in the field with real-time location visibility, task management, and data collection capabilities.

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Google Maps

Google Maps API

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 Business into your internal website to map sensitive or secure data, or take advantage of the increased geocoding limits.

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Google Street View

Google Street View

Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. You can check out restaurants, plan your next trip or even visit the Amazon!

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Google Map Maker

Google Map Maker

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.

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Google Fusion Tables

Google Fusion Tables

Google Fusion Tables is a collaborative data tool in the cloud. Upload data from spreadsheets, CSV or KML files.  Find and reuse public data. Merge data from multiple tables. Visualize your data on customized maps and charts that update when your data does.

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