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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]


Personalizing google earth with maps and points of interest

  • 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


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Google Earth download site:

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


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


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Open Google Earth


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Menu Bar


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Search Panel


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Toolbar Buttons


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3D Viewer


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Navigation Controls


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Places Panel


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Layers Panel


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Expand “My Places”


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Check placemark to view. Uncheck to hide placemark.


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To adjust a placemark’s properties, right click on placemark name


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Left click on “Properties”


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Placemark popup properties window


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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”


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Double click on placemark name to zoom in


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Uncheck placemark name to hide the map layer


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Double click on location to zoom in on map


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Or use the navigation control to zoom in or out on map


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For 3D view, left click and drag Streetview icon to desired location


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Release left mouse button to enter street view


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Streetview


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Left click on 3D Viewer and drag the mouse for another angle of the same street


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Left click to exit street view


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Reset tilt and orientation of 3D Viewer pane


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For help on using Google Earth


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Left click on “Getting started and basics”


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Left click on “Basic features user guide” or “Google Earth tutorials”


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  • Working With Map Overlays

  • Maximum resolution

  • Map sources

    • Historical maps

    • Topo maps

  • Acceptable file formats for overlay files


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For maximum map resolution, left click on About Google Earth


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About Google Earth popup window, Max Texture Size 4096x4096


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  • Working With Map Overlays

  • 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/


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David Ramsey Map Collection


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University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection


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To add a map overlay, left click on the Overlay button on the Toolbar


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New Image Overlay popup window


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Name the overlay image


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To add the map image, left click on the Browse button


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Select the map image file from the file manager popup window


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Left click on the Open button


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The map overlay will appear


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Provide a description of the map


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Drag the overlay window out of the way


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Adjust the overlay opacity using the opacity slider


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Adjust the overlay opacity using the opacity slider


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Stretch the overlay using the green corner markers


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Or the green edge markers


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Move the image using the green center marker


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Rotate the image using the green diamond marker


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Overlay after adjustments, 100% opacity


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Drag the overlay window back and click on the OK button


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Completed map overlay


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Zoomed in and displaying placemarks


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To add a placemark, left click on the Placemark button on the Toolbar


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New Placemark popup window


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Name the placemark


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Provide a description of the placemark


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Drag the placemark to the desired position, then click on the OK button


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Drag the placemark to the desired position


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Click on the OK button


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Completed placemark


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  • Google Earth Lecture Example


Personalizing google earth with maps and points of interest

  • Google Earth Lecture Example


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