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Google Earth One Page Guide

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Google Earth One Page Guide

  1. 1. Practical Participation offer training & consultancy in using Practical Participation social media tools and strategies in participation projects. www.practicalparticipation.co.uk This series of Getting Started guides are designed to offer a tim@practicalparticipation.co.uk flavour of the tools available. Version 0.1 – December 2007 Mapping your community With Google Earth Google Earth allows you to view high resolution satellite images of your local area on a 3D globe. You can add annotations and notes onto Google earth to record information about your area. You can add lines and shapes to mark out particular areas on your map. You can share your annotations so that they can be accessed on Google Maps (maps.google.co.uk) or in other mapping tools. Getting Started 1) If you do not already have a copy of Google Earth you will need to download it from http://earth.google.com. 2) Open Google Earth and use the ‘fly to’ option to search for and zoom in to your local area. 3) You can change the zoom, rotation and viewing angle using the controls that appear in the top-right of the screen. 6) You can also add a ‘Path’ or ‘Polygon’. 4) In the places window in the side-bar ‘right- click’ on ‘My Places’ and select ‘New Folder’ Sharing your map to create a folder to keep your annotations in. You can save your map as a KML file for other users of Google Earth by selecting 5) ‘Right-click’ on the folder you have just ‘Save As...’ when you right-click on the created and select ‘Add -> Placemark’ to folder you created. add a note/annotation to the map. You can give your placemark a title and a You can also share your maps using the description, and clicking the drawing pin icon ‘Share/Post’ option from the File Menu. lets you select a new image. This work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/ Summary: You may freely use, adapt and share this document providing you credit Practical Participation including our URL: (www.practicalparticipation.co.uk) and use this licence for your work. Please also let us know about any adaptations or derivative works.

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