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Personalizing Google Earth With Maps And Points Of Interest Lecturer - Jeff Neely

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1 Personalizing Google Earth With Maps And Points Of Interest Lecturer - Jeff Neely

2 Topics How to download Google Earth Navigating Google Earth How to add a map overlay How to add a placemark

3 Why Use Google Earth? Pair historical maps with a modern map to locate features Provide a visual reference of locations

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5 Google Earth download site:

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

7 Open Google Earth

8 Menu Bar

9 Search Panel

10 Toolbar Buttons

11 3D Viewer

12 Navigation Controls

13 Places Panel

14 Layers Panel

15 Expand “My Places”

16 Check placemark to view. Uncheck to hide placemark.

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

18 Left click on “Properties”

19 Placemark popup properties window

20 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”

21 Double click on placemark name to zoom in

22 Uncheck placemark name to hide the map layer

23 Double click on location to zoom in on map

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

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

26 Release left mouse button to enter street view

27 Streetview

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

29 Left click to exit street view

30 Reset tilt and orientation of 3D Viewer pane

31 For help on using Google Earth

32 Left click on “Getting started and basics”

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

34 Working With Map Overlays Maximum resolution Map sources Historical maps Topo maps Acceptable file formats for overlay files jpg bmp tif tga png jpeg gif tiff ppm pgm

35 For maximum map resolution, left click on About Google Earth

36 About Google Earth popup window, Max Texture Size 4096x4096

37 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) -

38 David Ramsey Map Collection

39 University of Texas Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection

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

41 New Image Overlay popup window

42 Name the overlay image

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

44 Select the map image file from the file manager popup window

45 Left click on the Open button

46 The map overlay will appear

47 Provide a description of the map

48 Drag the overlay window out of the way

49 Adjust the overlay opacity using the opacity slider

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51 Stretch the overlay using the green corner markers

52 Or the green edge markers

53 Move the image using the green center marker

54 Rotate the image using the green diamond marker

55 Overlay after adjustments, 100% opacity

56 Drag the overlay window back and click on the OK button

57 Completed map overlay

58 Zoomed in and displaying placemarks

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

60 New Placemark popup window

61 Name the placemark

62 Provide a description of the placemark

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

64 Drag the placemark to the desired position

65 Click on the OK button

66 Completed placemark

67 Google Earth Lecture Example

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