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Etlc google earth

Etlc google earth



ETLC Google Earth presentation June 2010

ETLC Google Earth presentation June 2010



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    • Google Earth
      Derek D’Angelo
      June 2010
    • To quickly zoom to a location type in the Fly To box.
    • Zoom in of Sterling Heights
    • Unclick search boxes to hide labels.
    • Click Search panel to hide from view
    • Time to focus on only the Layers you want to show.
    • Uncheck all sub categories in the primary database except Roads.
    • Compass to change angle of view.Scroll.Zoom in or out. Use slider bar.
    • You can use the mouse to start (double-click) or stop (single-click) a zoom.
    • How to Create a Placemark
    • We have zoomed into Plumbrook Elementary. Click the yellow pushpin to create a placemark.
    • Name the placemark. Click the pushpin to select an icon.
    • Select the appropriate icon. Click OK.
    • Click the Label Color box.
    • Select a color for the Name. Click OK
    • Change the Label Scale to 2.0
    • Organization & Snapshot Views
    • Mouse over the icon and select Save to My Places.
    • The label will be saved in the Places area on the left of the screen.
    • Right click in the places area to add folders. Choose AddFolder.
    • Name the folder. Click OK.
    • Folders and sub-folders can be created and locations may be dragged and dropped into the appropriate folder.
    • To set a certain view with a saved place, right-click the place and choose Snapshot view
    • Using the Add Polygon Tool to display School Attendance Boundaries
    • We will be recreating this elementary school boundary.
    • Click the Add Polygon tool to begin drawing a boundary.
    • With the New Polygon window open, begin left-clicking multiple boundary points on the map, adjustments can be made later.
    • Name the boundary. In the Style, Color tab, change opacity of the boundary line if desired. Change the Area opacity to 50%. Click the Area Color box to change color.
    • Select a color. Click OK
    • Click OK when finished creating boundary with polygon feature.
    • Polygon will appear in Places and can be toggled on or off.
    • To adjust a boundary, right click on the polygon name and select Properties.
    • Zoom in to fine tune boundaries for accuracy by clicking and dragging any red dot.
    • How to set up and record a tour
    • Select the beginning location.
    • Click the push pin to add a new placemark.
    • Change Opacity to 0% from the Style, Color tab for both Label and Icon. This will create an invisible placemark to begin a tour from.
    • After clicking OK the invisible placemark name will appear in your Places.
    • Double-clicking a location in your Places will take you to the snapshot associated with that Place. To Record a tour click the movie camera icon.
    • Click the Red button to begin recording. Double-clicking the Plumbrook 1 polygon will cause a zoom into that location. When finished stop the recording by clicking the red button.
    • Click play to preview the recorded tour. Click the disk icon to save it in your Places.
    • Name the tour. Click OK.
    • How to overlay an image
    • Click the Add Image Overlay button to add a picture on top of a map.
    • Name the image overlay and click browse to select an image. This will appear in your Places
    • You will likely want to remove the Road layer for best viewing of any overlay images.
    • How to share or post your file in kmz format
    • Right-click on a Place and select Share/Post to get a kmz file of your work.
    • Google Earth will open a browser window for you to share/post files.
    • Scroll down and choose Educators. Click Submit.
    • Login to your Google Earth account
    • Type in a subject, choose an icon and type in the Post area.
    • A kmz file will be created as an attachment. Right-click on it to save the file to your disk.