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Practical Participation offer training & consultancy in using                                          Practical Participation
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                        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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Google Earth One Page Guide

  • 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.