Link Google Earth to Online Maps

There are a variety of mapping mashups (mapping hacks) which provide a way to link into Google Earth. But, sometimes you would like to take your currently viewed coordinates in Google Earth and view them in another mapping tool on the Internet. A guy named Barry Hunter posted at the Google Earth forums about a link between Google Earth and mapping sources. His post points out some nice mapping tools at Nearby.org.uk.
First, you need to download this GE File Nearby linker . Once you have this loaded, a placemark called Nearby will appear after you have paused your view (you can turn this on and off in your Places list, I suggest moving it to your My Places folder for future use). Select the Nearby placemark and choose either “View at Nearby.org.uk” or “Google Maps” . The Nearby site will let you choose from a variety of mapping sources to view your location, or you can go straight to Google Maps with your current view. Very nice, and a very useful tool!
It turns out Barry Hunter authored these tools (although he doesn’t mention himself on his web pages). You can read about his Google-related tools at the link he provided on his Nearby.org.uk site here.

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  1. From Google Earth back to maps

    If you’re not reading Google Earth Blog yet, you’ll have missed his post on nearby.org.uk, which contains all manner of useful tools and hacks, not least one that lets you convert a vew in Google Earth back into Maps [KML]….

  2. Hi,
    I am a former employee of the GeoICT Lab (Geospatial Information Information and Communication Technology; at York University, Toronto) and its spinoff company, GeoTango (GeoTango now sold to Microsoft). The GlobeView product that we were developing was similar to Google Earth except that GlobeView also has OGC (http://www.opengeospatial.org/) data capabilities. As you are probably aware, OGC is very powerful because it allows various geospatial (and geospatially relevant) information to be dynamically accessed in the 3D globe client. Since detailed, context-specific geospatial databases can be massive and often require frequent updating in order to be of most use, distributed access can be extremely powerful. Does anyone know if / when Google Earth / Maps will have this capability? It seems like the next logical step (the one after that being connecting GoogleEarth / Maps to the SensorWeb (http://sensorweb.geoict.net/) and would really open up the door to people who want to host their own geospatial data for dynamic access by the global Google Earth / Maps community.
    Thanks in advance.

  3. westley leveque says:

    hi,
    im a mechanical technician,i would like to view all other the world through earth google.

  4. Hi,
    I am a former employee of the GeoICT Lab (Geospatial Information Information and Communication Technology; at York University, Toronto) and its spinoff company, GeoTango (GeoTango now sold to Microsoft). The GlobeView product that we were developing was similar to Google Earth except that GlobeView also has OGC (http://www.opengeospatial.org/) data capabilities. As you are probably aware, OGC is very powerful because it allows various geospatial (and geospatially relevant) information to be dynamically accessed in the 3D globe client. Since detailed, context-specific geospatial databases can be massive and often require frequent updating in order to be of most use, distributed access can be extremely powerful. Does anyone know if / when Google Earth / Maps will have this capability? It seems like the next logical step (the one after that being connecting GoogleEarth / Maps to the SensorWeb (http://sensorweb.geoict.net/) and would really open up the door to people who want to host their own geospatial data for dynamic access by the global Google Earth / Maps community.

  5. Hi, I need Google Earth maps at their best resolution for specific areas in South Africa. These maps will probably need to be “stiched” together somehow? Do you know of someone that can supply such maps for my specific co-ordinates?

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