Hiding Google Earth terrain

SketchUp imports two terrain images, one 3D and one 2D, when the Add Location feature is used in SketchUp. Each image is locked on its own unique layer. The 3D image's layer is named Google Earth Snapshot. The 3D image's layer is Google Earth Terrain. Only one of these snapshots (layers) is visible at a time. To hide all Google Earth terrain:

  1. Select Window > Layers. The Layer Manager is displayed.
  2. Deselect the checkboxes under the Visible column for the Google Earth Snapshot and Google Earth Terrain layers. All Google Earth terrain will be hidden.

Warning: You should not unlock the Google Earth terrain image layers, and you should never place any geometry on those layers. Geometry placed on those layers won't be displayed when you place the model in Google Earth.