How to Measure a Roof with Google Earth

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14. Finish Clicking on All the Roof Corners

Continue clicking on the corners of the roof until the lines cover the entire roof perimeter.

YOU MUST GO AROUND THE ROOF IN ORDER, or your line will get messed up and you’ll have to start over.

15. Did You Click on the Wrong Spot?

If you click on a corner but the anchor point is not exactly where you want it, you can fix this.

Put the cursor over the problem dot (anchor point, angle), and the cursor will turn back into a hand.

Hold down the left mouse button, and you can drag the dot anywhere you want.

Drag it to where you want it. The lines will adjust themselves.)

16. A Couple of Notes on Adjusting Your Lines

If you right click on a dot, it will disappear, and the lines will adjust themselves accordingly, removing that angle.

You can add a dot anywhere you want, and the lines will adjust to it, adding a new angle.

17. Find the Area of the Roof

Now that you’ve gone around the entire perimeter of the roof, look at the ruler box, and you’ll see the area of the roof.

18. Done!