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Personalizing Google Earth With Maps And Points Of Interest. Lecturer - Jeff Neely jcneely2@cox.net. 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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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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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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Working With Map Overlays

  • Maximum resolution
  • Map sources
    • Historical maps
    • Topo maps
  • Acceptable file formats for overlay files
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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/