Google Earth Pro map making tool

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Now that Google Earth Pro is fee we are having a look at some of the features it has that are not found in the standard version of Google Earth. We have already looked at the movie maker and Viewshed … [Read more...]

Google Earth Pro: Viewshed tool

Viewshed

On Tuesday we had a look at Google Earth Pro's Movie Maker. Today, we are looking at another Google Earth Pro exclusive feature, the Viewshed tool. The Viewshed tool shows the line of sight from any … [Read more...]

Google Earth Pro Movie Maker

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Now that Google Earth Pro is free it is worth exploring some of the features it has that are not available in the standard version of Google Earth. Google Earth Pro comes with a built in tool for … [Read more...]

Syncing Google Earth’s ‘My Places’

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We have in the past shown you how to move Google Earth's 'My Places' from one computer to another. However, if you regularly use Google Earth on more than one computer, it can be useful to sync your … [Read more...]

Problems with the new search in Google Earth

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Last week we noted that Google had changed the way search results are displayed in Google Earth (desktop version). Several GEB readers have noted, however, that there are some problems with the … [Read more...]

Improvements to search in Google Earth

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Thank you to GEB reader Paul, for alerting us to a recent change made to the way search results are displayed in Google Earth. The changes to the search are not a change in the code of the Google … [Read more...]

Search in Google Earth

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The mapping data in the desktop version of Google Earth is currently a separate database from that in Google Maps. The Mobile version of Google Earth was recently given a complete rewrite and now uses … [Read more...]

Viewing maps from the Maps Gallery in Google Earth

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In February this year, Google launched the Google Maps Gallery. The Maps Gallery hosts an impressive collection of maps. Although the maps can be viewed directly in the Maps Gallery, many of them are … [Read more...]

Using KML to change your field of view in Google Earth

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Thank you to GEB reader Sebastien for letting us know that the Field of View can be adjusted in Google Earth by means of a tour. There are other techniques mentioned here such as a KML with … [Read more...]

Magnetic North and True North

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A magnetic compass, including the compasses on most smart phones, does not point to the North Pole, or even to the North Magnetic Pole. Instead, it points away from True North by an angle known as the … [Read more...]