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 tools. Today, we are looking at what Google calls the map making tool.
The map making tool in Google Earth Pro is a set of advanced printing options. You can add additional features to your printout, including a title with description, a legend, and a custom HTML box that you can use to add more complex stuff, like your company logo or even a web page. All the elements are optional and can be moved around. The Google logo and copyright notices are also movable, but cannot be removed as they are required to be present by the licence agreement.
You can also print to PDF instead of to a printer. To save the view as an image, click the ‘save image’ button on the tool bar or select File->Save->Save Image from the menu. There are options to save an image much larger than a typical screen, so you can get higher resolution images than is possible via a screen shot.
One of the options is to desaturate the base imagery.
The settings are remembered for the duration of the session. If you want to keep the settings after closing Google Earth Pro, then be sure to save your print settings.
For more on using the map making tools, see this YouTube video from Google: