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Etlc google earth


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ETLC Google Earth presentation June 2010

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Etlc google earth

  1. 1. Google Earth<br />Derek D’Angelo<br />MACUL ETLC<br />June 2010<br />
  2. 2. To quickly zoom to a location type in the Fly To box.<br />
  3. 3. Zoom in of Sterling Heights<br />
  4. 4. Unclick search boxes to hide labels. <br />
  5. 5. Click Search panel to hide from view<br />
  6. 6. Time to focus on only the Layers you want to show.<br />
  7. 7. Uncheck all sub categories in the primary database except Roads.<br />
  8. 8. Compass to change angle of view.Scroll.Zoom in or out. Use slider bar.<br />
  9. 9. You can use the mouse to start (double-click) or stop (single-click) a zoom.<br />
  10. 10. How to Create a Placemark<br />
  11. 11. We have zoomed into Plumbrook Elementary. Click the yellow pushpin to create a placemark.<br />
  12. 12. Name the placemark. Click the pushpin to select an icon.<br />
  13. 13. Select the appropriate icon. Click OK.<br />
  14. 14. Click the Label Color box.<br />
  15. 15. Select a color for the Name. Click OK<br />
  16. 16. Change the Label Scale to 2.0<br />
  17. 17. Organization & Snapshot Views<br />
  18. 18. Mouse over the icon and select Save to My Places.<br />
  19. 19. The label will be saved in the Places area on the left of the screen.<br />
  20. 20. Right click in the places area to add folders. Choose AddFolder.<br />
  21. 21. Name the folder. Click OK.<br />
  22. 22. Folders and sub-folders can be created and locations may be dragged and dropped into the appropriate folder.<br />
  23. 23. To set a certain view with a saved place, right-click the place and choose Snapshot view<br />
  24. 24. Using the Add Polygon Tool to display School Attendance Boundaries<br />
  25. 25. We will be recreating this elementary school boundary.<br />
  26. 26. Click the Add Polygon tool to begin drawing a boundary.<br />
  27. 27. With the New Polygon window open, begin left-clicking multiple boundary points on the map, adjustments can be made later.<br />
  28. 28. 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.<br />
  29. 29. Select a color. Click OK<br />
  30. 30. Click OK when finished creating boundary with polygon feature.<br />
  31. 31. Polygon will appear in Places and can be toggled on or off.<br />
  32. 32. To adjust a boundary, right click on the polygon name and select Properties.<br />
  33. 33. Zoom in to fine tune boundaries for accuracy by clicking and dragging any red dot.<br />
  34. 34. How to set up and record a tour<br />
  35. 35. Select the beginning location.<br />
  36. 36. Click the push pin to add a new placemark.<br />
  37. 37. 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.<br />
  38. 38. After clicking OK the invisible placemark name will appear in your Places.<br />
  39. 39. 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.<br />
  40. 40. 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.<br />
  41. 41. Click play to preview the recorded tour. Click the disk icon to save it in your Places.<br />
  42. 42. Name the tour. Click OK.<br />
  43. 43. How to overlay an image<br />
  44. 44. Click the Add Image Overlay button to add a picture on top of a map.<br />
  45. 45. Name the image overlay and click browse to select an image. This will appear in your Places<br />
  46. 46. You will likely want to remove the Road layer for best viewing of any overlay images.<br />
  47. 47. How to share or post your file in kmz format<br />
  48. 48. Right-click on a Place and select Share/Post to get a kmz file of your work.<br />
  49. 49. Google Earth will open a browser window for you to share/post files.<br />
  50. 50. Scroll down and choose Educators. Click Submit.<br />
  51. 51. Login to your Google Earth account<br />
  52. 52. Type in a subject, choose an icon and type in the Post area.<br />
  53. 53. A kmz file will be created as an attachment. Right-click on it to save the file to your disk.<br />