Google Earth Tour builder: Part 4 – Path-following

This is part 4 of our series creating a Google Earth Tour builder. Today we are adding the ability to follow a path. Simply create a KML file containing a set of paths and / or placemarks and upload it below. The created tour will follow each path and circle each placemark in sequence. As you can see in the video below, we have not managed to get the path-following smooth. It must also be noted that Google Earth does have a built in feature to create a tour based on a path that we have made use of in the past.

The next steps we have planned are to smooth out the path following and to optionally open placemark balloons during the tour.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.