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Personalizing Google Earth With Maps And Points Of Interest. Lecturer - Jeff Neely [email protected] Topics How to download Google Earth Navigating Google Earth How to add a map overlay How to add a placemark. Why Use Google Earth?.

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Personalizing google earth with maps and points of interest

Personalizing Google Earth With Maps And Points Of Interest

Lecturer - Jeff Neely

[email protected]


  • Topics

  • How to download Google Earth

  • Navigating Google Earth

  • How to add a map overlay

  • How to add a placemark


Why use google earth
Why Use Google Earth?

Pair historical maps with a modern map to locate features

Provide a visual reference of locations


Google Earth download site:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/index.html


Uncheck “Include Google Chrome …” if you do not want to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Open Google Earth to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Menu Bar to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Search Panel to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Toolbar Buttons to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


3D Viewer to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Navigation Controls to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Places Panel to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Layers Panel to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Expand “My Places” to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button


Check placemark to view. Uncheck to hide placemark. to install the Google Chrome browser, then click on “Agree and Download” button





Use the “File” dialog box to save the placemark or folder to your computer. Enter the name for the new file, and click Save in the dialog box. The placemark or the folder is saved to that location with an extension of “.kmz”


Double click on placemark name to zoom in folder to your computer. Enter the name for the new file, and click


Uncheck placemark name to hide the map layer folder to your computer. Enter the name for the new file, and click


Double click on location to zoom in on map folder to your computer. Enter the name for the new file, and click


Or use the navigation control to zoom in or out on map folder to your computer. Enter the name for the new file, and click




Streetview location



Left click to exit street view of the same street



For help on using Google Earth of the same street




  • Working With Map Overlays Earth tutorials”

  • Maximum resolution

  • Map sources

    • Historical maps

    • Topo maps

  • Acceptable file formats for overlay files




  • Working With Map Overlays 4096x4096

  • The Max Texture Size is in pixels

    • Example: 4096 px X 4096 px

  • Images that are larger than the Max Texture Size will be truncated

  • Resize the map image using an image editing program such as:

    • Adobe Photoshop

    • Corel PaintShop Pro

    • Ulead PhotoImpact

    • Pixir Editor (Free online program) - http://pixlr.com/editor/

























Name the placemark the Toolbar





Click on the OK button the OK button


Completed placemark the OK button




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