Importing Terrain from Google Earth?

Terrain or imagery has never been imported from Google Earth (although it is imprecisely said so everywhere). They were using some Google-internal APIs to Google Maps imagery and terrain data.

You can however take any aerial imagery or terrain data and import it into SketchUp. The difficult part is matching the imported imagery to the correct location.

For example in Google Earth, go to preferences and turn off terrain to reduce image distortion, then press R to orient the view vertically and North, then go to File → Export Image…
Then align the image in SketchUp using these two solutions:

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