Street View Goodall Explore Gombe National Park

Street View Goodall Explore Gombe National Park through the eyes

Street View Goodall October 21, 2014
In July 1960. Dr. Jane Goodall stepped off the boat in what is now Gombe National Park. Tanzania with a pair of second-hand binoculars and a notepad. Street View Goodall She was 26 years old. And was there to observe and record the behavior of chimpanzees in the wild. This summer, after four planes and a boat ride. I took my first (wobbly) steps onto the shores of Lake Tanganyika. I was about to walk the same paths that Dr. Goodall took to do her groundbreaking research into the lives of chimpanzees. And now—thanks to a Google Maps partnership with theJane Goodall Institute and Tanzania National Parks—so can you.
Street View Dr.Goodall And redefined the very notion of “human.” More than 50 years later, protecting chimpanzees and their habitat is central to the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI).

Young people will also be inspired to explore the wild through the 360 degree imagery as part of JGI’s educational program. We were invited to Gombe National Park to capture a record of this historic place. Where today the Jane Goodall Institute manages the longest-running chimpanzee research study in the world. It was here that Dr. Goodall. first witnessed chimpanzees fishing for termites using a blade of grass as a tool to dig them out of their mounds. Using tools was an act previously believed to be unique to humans. Her observations revolutionized our understanding of chimpanzees—animals that share 98 percent of our DNA—. And redefined the very notion of “human.” More than 50 years later, protecting chimpanzees and their habitat is central to the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Street View Goodall

Pushing through the brush, carrying the Street View Trekker. We collected thousands of 360 degree images along the narrow paths of the park to share with the world. We first stopped at a location Jane calls “The Peak”.—her favorite vantage point. I could imagine her looking out over the canopies. Peering tirelessly through her binoculars, writing in her notebook, and observing these beautiful animals as they swung through the trees.
Street View Goodall Young people will also be inspired to explore the wild through the 360 degree imagery as part of JGI’s educational program. And redefined the very notion of “human.” More than 50 years later, protecting chimpanzees and their habitat is central to the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Street View Goodall.

Dr. Anthony Collins and many more members of the Jane Goodall Institute in the United States And Tanzania. as well as TANAPA. Young people will also be inspired to explore the wild through the 360 degree imagery as part of JGI’s educational program. And redefined the very notion of “human.” More than 50 years later, protecting chimpanzees and their habitat is central to the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Street View Goodall . Young people will also be inspired to explore the wild through the 360 degree imagery as part of JGI’s educational program.street view Goodall monkey
A chimpanzee named Gizmo in Gombe National Park Young people will also be inspired to explore the wild through the 360 degree imagery as part of JGI’s educational program.
In the spirit of preservation. The Institute plans to use Gombe Street View as a unique archive of this special place. Available to future generations of researchers. This imagery complements JGI’s current monitoring efforts usingsatellite imagery and mapping to protect 85 percent of the remaining chimpanzees in Africa. Young people will also be inspired to explore the wild through the 360 degree imagery as part of JGI’s educational program. Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots. It was here that Dr. Goodall. first witnessed chimpanzees fishing for termites using a blade of grass as a tool to dig them out of their mounds. Using tools was an act previously believed to be unique to humans . And redefined the very notion of “human.”. Street View Goodall

This Street View collection is our small contribution to the already rich legacy of science and discovery at Gombe. Wherever you are. take a moment to experience what it’s like to be Jane for a day:. peek into her house. Take a dip inLake Tanganyika. Spot the chimp named Google. And try to keep up with Glitter and Gossamer.

We hope you enjoy exploring this living laboratory for yourself! Street View Goodall

It was here that Dr. Goodall. first witnessed chimpanzees fishing for termites using a blade of grass as a tool to dig them out of their mounds. Using tools was an act previously believed to be unique to humans. Street View Goodall
Special thank you to Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. Lilian Pintea. Bill Wallauer. Dr. Anthony Collins.  For all of the knowledge and time they contributed to this project. earthtopomaps.com                                                                                                                           

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Mapping Brazilian islands under the sea

Mapping Brazilian islands Trinta ReisMapping Brazilian islands, above ground and under the sea

Mapping Brazilian Islands March 17, 2015

But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection Mapping Brazilian Islands. While you won’t be able to come here as a tourist. Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. Tourists, only permitted on the island in limited groups due to conservation efforts. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.Mapping Brazilian islands Praia da Cacimba do Padre

But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. Mapping Brazilian Islands But now you can visit them from the comfort of your couch. Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas are also sanctuaries for animals and marine wildlife precious to the regions.. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.Mapping Brazilian islands Baia dos Porcos

A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. A trip to Fernando de Noronha may begin with a stop at Cacimba do Padre.
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Also known as “The Devil’s Hole.” this huge rock formation is a popular diving spot in Fernando de Noronha. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection.
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Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas are also sanctuaries for animals and marine wildlife precious to the regions. But also deep into the ocean for Brazil’s first underwater Street View collection. g) these dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.Mapping Brazilian islands Trinta Reis

f)These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming. These dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.
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Dolphins Swimming through Canal da Sela Gineta

Alongside divers snapping pictures. You can swim with a large sea turtle moving with the ocean’s current. These. Dolphins. Known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.

Mapping Brazilian islands Buraco das Cabras

Posted by Deanna Yick. Street View Program Manager. This Street View journey not only takes you across golden beaches and around towering cliffs.

Google Maps’ latest Street View imagery takes you through both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These. Dolphins, known as “spinner dolphins.” due to their acrobatic modes of swimming.

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Vertical Street View world’s most iconic rock wall

Vertical Street View of the world’s most iconic rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan. earthtopomaps.comVertical Street View Screen Shot at

Vertical Street View June 24, 2015

Today we’re launching our first-ever vertical Street View collection. Giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan. Vertical Street View To bring you this new imagery, we partnered with legendary climbers Lynn Hill. Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell. Read more about the project from Tommy Caldwell, who completed the world’s hardest climb in Yosemite in January of 2015. -Ed.

“That is awesome. I definitely have to be a part of that.”.

Maybe it was the sheer exhaustion from being in the middle of a 19-day climb of the Dawn Wall. But when the guys at Google Maps and Yosemite National Parkasked if I wanted to help them with their first-ever vertical Street View collection of El Capitan in Yosemite. I didn’t hesitate. Yosemite has been such an important part of my life that telling the story of El Capitan through Street View was right up my alley—especially when it meant working with the Google engineers to figure out some absurd challenges.

Hear the legendary Lynn Hill explain describe the gear she uses as she starts up El Cap. earthtopomaps.com These 360-degree panoramic images are the closest thing I’ve ever witnessed to actually being thousands of feet up a vertical rock face.—better than any video or photo. But my hope is that this new imagery will inspire you to get out there and see Yosemite for yourself… whether you travel up a rock wall or just down the trail.
Climbing is all about flirting with the impossible and pushing the boundaries of what you think you can be done. Capturing Street View imagery 3,000 feet up El Capitan proved to be an extension of that, especially when you take a camera meant for the inside of a restaurant and mount it thousands of feet up the world’s most iconic rock wall.
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Brett Lowell and Corey Rich capturing Street View of Alex Honnold on the King Swing.
Doing anything thousands of feet high on a sheer granite face is complicated. But everyone up there had spent years of their lives on a rope and knew exactly what they were doing. After some testing. We used our tried-and-true climbing gear like cams and ropes to make sure the camera wouldn’t fall to the ground in the middle of our Street View collection.

Once we figured out how to keep the camera on El Cap, we created two sets of vertical Street View.

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Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell camp out 1,140 feet up El Capitan.
Lynn Hill’s ascent of El Capitan changed the paradigm of climbing. And she had an extraordinary effect on my climbing career. I’ll never forget when she became the first person. Man or woman, to free-climb (using only her hands and feet)“The Nose” back in 1993. Now, you can see her navigate these epic moves.— like climbing sideways on tiny holds of the Jardine Traverse, inventing a “Houdini” maneuver on the Changing Corners and traversing under the Great Roof. Vertical Street View.
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Lynn’s epic ascent up El Cap is now in Street View.
Any story of El Capitan had to include my good friend Alex Honnold. He holds the speed record for climbing the Nose at 2 hours. And 23 minutes – most people take 3-5 days. His unwavering confidence in himself is contagious; when. I’m with him, I feel like the mountain has shrunk to half its size. As you make your way around Yosemite in Street View, you’ll see Alex doing what he does best:. chimneying up the “Texas Flake.” racing up the bolt ladder. Or getting dinner ready in the solar-powered van he calls home. earthtopomaps.com  But years of setting ropes proved pretty helpful in figuring out how to get the equipment rigged and ready to collect Street View.
Just a normal day on on the Texas Flake for Alex Honnold.
You’ll also see a glimpse of yours truly on the Dawn Wall. I spent some of my rest days during my January climb of the Dawn Wall testing out the Street View technology the Google team had sent me that month. El Cap is an intimidating environment for experimentation. But years of setting ropes proved pretty helpful in figuring out how to get the equipment rigged and ready to collect Street View. earthtopomaps.com
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Tommy Caldwell climbing the sheer face of the Dawn Wall.
Then, we really put Alex to work to collect the second set of Street View: the entire vertical route of “The Nose” on El Capitan. One of the few people that could do this efficiently and quickly. Alex took the camera and pretty much ran 3,000 feet up with photographer partner Brett Lowell. Now, anyone can get the beta (climbing speak for insider advice) before they climb the entire route. Vertical Street View. Then, we really put Alex to work to collect the second set of Street View: the entire vertical route of “The Nose” on El Capitan. You’ll also see a glimpse of yours truly on the Dawn Wall.
Alex Honnold and Brett Lowell climbed 3,000 feet to get the entire route in Google Maps.
Yosemite when Google brings students to the park through NatureBridge later this year as a part of this project. Lynn, Alex and I also helped create a new Yosemite Treks page. Where you can take a tour up El Cap and learn more about climbing, from what a “hand jam” is to why we wear such tiny shoes. And as a father. I’m excited kids will learn more about. Yosemite when Google brings students to the park through NatureBridge later this year as a part of this project. Plus, its pretty awesome that students who can’t make it to Yosemite yet will be go on a virtual reality field trip to the Park with Google Expeditions. Lynn, Alex and I also helped create a new Yosemite Treks page. Yosemite’s driven so much of my life that I’m excited to be able to share it with the world through my eyes.
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Hear the legendary Lynn Hill explain describe the gear she uses as she starts up El Cap. earthtopomaps.com These 360-degree panoramic images are the closest thing I’ve ever witnessed to actually being thousands of feet up a vertical rock face.—better than any video or photo. But my hope is that this new imagery will inspire you to get out there and see Yosemite for yourself… whether you travel up a rock wall or just down the trail.
Tommy Caldwell, Lynn Hill, and Alex Honnold hanging out in Yosemite Hear the legendary Lynn Hill explain describe the gear she uses as she starts up El Cap. earthtopomaps.com These 360-degree panoramic images are the closest thing I’ve ever witnessed to actually being thousands of feet up a vertical rock face.—better than any video or photo. But my hope is that this new imagery will inspire you to get out there and see Yosemite for yourself… whether you travel up a rock wall or just down the trail.

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Google Street View engineer takes pictures

Google Street View engineer The official blog for Google Maps

Google Street View engineer Take in the Sites of Rio de Janeiro Before the Games Begin.

May 27, 2016

If you’ll be in Rio for the Games. check out the vibe before you make restaurant reservations or the local bar to ensure there’s ample room on the dancefloor to bust out your Samba moves.

Google Street View engineer takes pictures from the inside of Rio’s Olympic Park.
Google Street View engineer Rio’s Olympic Park. Preparations are underway in the “Marvelous City” in anticipation of the 2016. Olympics Games which is expected to draw an extra half a million people to Brazil this summer. Rio’s Olympic Park. Google Street View The Google Street View team has also been busy preparing for the festivities. Over the past few months. we’ve capturing fresh imagery. so everyone can enjoy the magic of Rio de Janeiro – whether planning to attend in person or watch the excitement from afar. http://earthtopomaps.com

If you’ll be in Rio for the Games. check out the vibe before you make restaurant reservations or the local bar to ensure there’s ample room on the dancefloor to bust out your Samba moves.

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Tutorial Google Earth Visualise Field Data in and Fusion Tables

Visualise Tutorial Google Earth and Fusion Tables.

Tutorial Google Earth Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of tools that allows data collection using mobile devices and data submission to an online server. even without an Internet connection or mobile carrier service at the time of data collection. You can collect data remotely without an Internet connection or mobile carrier access. Gather text, numeric data. media and more with a mobile device. Then. host your data online using Google’s powerful hosting platform. Google AppEngine. and visualise your data as a map using Google Fusion Tables and Earth created by developers at the University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering department and members of Change. Open Data Kit is an open-source project available to all. Please visit their ODK project page for more information. recent updates, more tutorials. and to contribute to the project.

Visualise Tutorial Google Earth and Fusion Tables.

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Visualise Tutorial Google Earth and Fusion Tables. Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com.

This data was collected in the field using Open Data Kit. The data is stored in a Fusion Table and displayed in Google Earth.

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Prerequisites

  • No programming skills needed!
  • We strongly recommend that you have taken the prior tutorials, Mobile Data Collection using ODK Collect and Manage Your Data with ODK Aggregate. We also recommend taking Getting Started with Mobile Data Collection.
  • You will need a Google Account to log in to ODK Aggregate and view your data in Fusion Tables (get one here).
    1. Earth On the « List of Forms » page of http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com or your own ODK Aggregate instance. click « Create KML file ».
    2. Earth Several options will appear. For « Field to Map », select the field that corresponds to your form’s GPS location question. For « Title Field ». Select the field that you would like to appear at the top of your Google Earth pop-up balloons. For « Picture Field to Display ». Select the field that corresponds to your photo. Then click « Submit » and your Google Earth KML file will begin downloading. You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view.
      tutorials_odk_visualize5_google_earthEarth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com.tutorials odk visualize
    3. Once the file has finished downloading, double click the file to open it in Earth. You should see placemarks for each data submission. If you click on a placemark to open the pop-up balloon. You should see a table with the data values for that submission.If you are using the Sample.xml form, here’s how your pop-up balloons will appear:tutorials_odk_visualize7_google_earthtutorials odk visualize google earthIn this exercise, we will use a sample form to demonstrate the most common kinds of data you can collect with Open Data Kit and and display with Google Fusion Tables and Google Earth. You can get the sample form on your mobile device by following the instructions in the previous tutorial, Manage Your Data with ODK Aggregate.

      Let’s Get Started!

      In the previous tutorials. you learned how to send your form submissions to our instance, or your own instance. of ODK Aggregate. To see the data you added to the form, go to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com and log in using your Google Account.                                                                                                                          You can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables.

      Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com. The dataset will continuously be added to as more people take this tutorial and add more data. If you upload data to this server. please note that the server has been made public so please don’t upload material you don’t want others to view. If you collected data using your own AppEngine instance in the last tutorial, feel free to follow along accordingly.

      View Your Data with Google Fusion Tables

      Earth ODK Aggregate provides an automatic link to a table that you’ve created with Google Fusion Tables. Fusion Tables allows you to upload different datasets. merge your datasets. visualise your dataset quickly and easily on a map and query your data. You can also collaborate with others on your data and set different permission levels for different users. The mapping functionality of Fusion Tables is covered in more depth in three other tutorials: Map sample data with Fusion Mapper,Map your own data with Fusion Mapper and Sharing a map from Fusion Mapper.

      1. Earth

        First, you’ll need to publish your data from ODK Aggregate to Google Fusion Tables. In the « Submissions » tab. under « Filter Submissions », select the form you wish to export. Then, hit the « Publish » button.

      2. Earth

        Select the service to which you want to create the connection. You can choose from Google Spreadsheets  an online. Collaborative spreadsheet tool; or Google Fusion Tables, a lightweight online database with built-in visualisation options. You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view.
        tutorials_odk_visualize2_google_earthYou can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view.tutorials odk visualize

      3. Earth You can also view your data in Earth.

        You can choose either Spreadsheets or Fusion Tables. For this tutorial, select Fusion Tables.
      4. Earth

        Select one option from the drop-down menu to define what you want to upload:a. « Upload Existing Submission Data Only ». will only upload the existing data you already have submitted to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com or your own ODK Aggregate instance.
        b. « Stream New Submission Data Only » if you want new only submissions to your form to be automatically entered into Fusion Tables.
        c. « BOTH Upload Existing and Stream New Submission Data » will put your existing submissions into Fusion Tables and continue automatically adding new submissions to your table.tutorials odk visualize
      5. Earth You can also view your data in Earth.

        Choose « BOTH Upload Existing & Steam New Submission Data. »

      6. Earth

        Click « Publish ».

      7. Earth

        You must authorise ODK Aggregate to create a Fusion Table within your Google Account that you can access in the future. Click « Authorise Fusion Table Creation from Google Account ».

      8. Earth

        You will see the standard message « If you grant access, you can revoke access at any time under ‘My Account’. odk-training.appspot.com will not have access to your password or any other personal information from your Google Account. » If you wish to proceed, click « Grant Access ». The connection is created and you’ll be returned to the main List of Forms page in ODK Aggregate.
      9. Fusion Tables at http://www.google.com/fusiontables and log in to view your new table. Note: only you will be able to view your data submissions in your Fusion Tables Google account. From Fusion Tables, you can grant others various levels of access to your data (learn how).

      10. Select « Map » from the « Visualize » menu. You should see your data points displayed on a Google Map. There are errors in the data, learn how to Modify your Columns. Points aren’t displaying where you expect them to display, change the « Location » setting in the « Map » view (or visit Help).tutorials_odk_visualize4_google_earthYou can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables. You can also view your data in Earth.

        Such as points, lines and polygons to better tell the story about your data. If you are using the Sample.xml form, here is how your pop-up balloons will appear by default:tutorials_odk_visualize5_google_earthYou can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables. You can also view your data in Earth.tutorials odk visualize

      TIP: If you would like to have photos appear alongside your data submissions on the map. You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view. You can also view your data in Earth.

      View Your Data in Earth

      You can also view your data in Earth. This is a good alternative to viewing your data in Fusion Tables. If you want to add more information to enhance your map. Such as points, lines and polygons to better tell the story about your data. You can also use GE to create a narrated tour to tell the story about the region for which you are collecting data. Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data.
    Earth for this tutorial, we will use the data that’s been previously collected and uploaded to http://odk-tutorial.appspot.com. Then. learn how to create a dynamic link from your Google Fusion Tables dataset to Earth.

    You can choose either Google Spreadsheets or Google Fusion Tables.
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    Tip: Once you have imported your data into Earth, you can add additional points. lines and polygons to tell a story about your field data collection results.

    You can also use GE to create a narrated tour to tell the story about the region for which you are collecting data.

     

    You can also view your data in Earth.

     

    Discussion & Feedback

    You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view. You can also view your data in Earth.

    What’s Next?

    • Go to related tutorials: Fusion Tables Tutorials
    • See the video tutorial page.
    • See all tutorials.

Visualise Field Data in Earth and Fusion Tables was originally published on Earth Topo Maps. earthtopomaps.com    You can do so by using the « Configure Info Window » link at the top of the « Map » view. You can also view your data in Earth.                  

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Google Earth create with annotations

Google Earth Annotating Google Earth create a map with annotations

Google Earth makes it easy to create a map with annotations – you can add placemarks (points), paths (lines) and polygons in Google Earth earthtopomaps.com

 

Annotating Google Earth

Annotating Google Earth makes it easy to create a map with annotations – you can add placemarks (points), paths (lines) and polygons in Google Earth, and you can add text, images and videos to the pop-up balloons.Google Earth this tutorial uses Bristlecone Pine Tree research in the White Mountains as an example. The images and videos, are from Adelia Barber’s work at the /White Mountain Research Centre. Read more about her work in the Google Earth Outreach case study or on her website. Google Earth earthtopomaps.com

You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

d) Google Earth This video demonstrates how to annotate Google Earth (1:19).

Tutorial Contents: Google Earth

  • Prerequisites
  • Let’s Get Started!
  • Placemarks
  • Paths
  • Polygons
  • Organise your places with folders
  • Embed images in your balloons
  • Embed YouTube videos in your balloons
  • Save your project and share with others
  • Discussion & Feedback
  • What’s Next?

Prerequisites Google Earth

You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

  •   Absolutely no programming skills needed!
  • You will need Google Earth installed on your computer. Download the latest version here. (It’s free!) Let’s Get Started!
    1. Open Google Earth on your computer.
    2. In the Search Panel, enter « White Mountains, Bishop, CA 93514 » in the Fly to box, and click .Google Earth will fly you to the White Mountains region.Google Earth tools
    3. Click on the « X » below the Search Panel to clear the map of all the results

      Then you can edit the title and description and click OK.

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    4. Find the toolbar above the 3D viewer:Google Earth tools
    5. Each button on the toolbar has a purpose. Find the tools for create a placemark, path and polygon:Google Earth tools

    Let’s add data!

    Add Placemarks

    You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

    1. Click the Add Placemark button in the toolbar. A placemark is automatically added to Google Earth. Also, a New Placemarkdialogue box appears.
    2. Move your placemark’s location by clicking and dragging its icon, or by typing a latitude and longitude into the New Placemarkdialogue box.
    3. In the New Placemark dialogue box, type in a name for the placemark in theName field. In this example, we typed « Bristlecone Pine Tree ».
    4. Type in a description for the placemark in the Description field, which will be displayed when a user clicks on the placemark. In this example, we typed « This is one of the world’s oldest living trees ».Google Earth tools
    5. Click on the icon button in the top-right corner of the window and choose an icon for your placemark and press OK. In this example, we chose a tree icon.Google Earth tools
    6. Click on the Style, Colour tab, and choose a colour, scale (or size) and opacity for the placemark icon and label text. In this example, we choose to change our label colour to green. earthtopomaps.comGoogle Earth tools
    7. When you are finished creating your placemark, click OK and your placemark will appear in the Places panel. When you click on your placemark’s icon or hyperlinked name in Google Earth, a pop-up balloon will appear with your placemark’s name and description.

      You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

      Google Earth tools

    Tips:

    • To edit a placemark’s location, name or description, right-click on the placemark in the 3D viewer or in the Places panel and chooseProperties (on a PC) or Get Info (on a Mac). Click-and-drag the icon to change the location, or edit the name and description and click OK. When you save your Google Earth KML project file to your computer, it is private. If you upload the file to a web server, or email it your friend or colleague, then it is no longer private. This is similar to putting any file, such as a PDF file, up on the web or emailing it to someone.
      Add Paths

      1. Click the Add Path button at the top left of your map. A New Pathdialogue box appears, and your cursor changes to .
      2. Click on a series of places on the map form a path. Each time you click, a new node is added to your path. You can also click-and-drag to create frequent nodes, which makes a smoother path. d) In this example, we will create a path marking the tree line.
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      3. g) In the New Path dialogue box, type in a name for the path in the Namefield. In this example, we typed « Tree Line ».
      4. Click on the Style, Colour tab, and choose a colour, width and opacity for the path. In this example, we choose a dark green colour, a width of 5.0, and an opacity of 75%.

        Then you can edit the title and description and click OK.

      Tips:

      • To play a tour of the path and fly along its route, click the Play Tourbutton: Google Earth tools
        Google Earth tools
      • To edit a path’s location, name or description, right click on the path in the 3D viewer or in the Places panel and choose Properties(on a PC) orGet Info (on a Mac). Then you can edit the title and description and clickOK. Right-click your mouse to delete recently-created nodes. You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

      Add Polygons

      1. Click the Add Polygon button at the top left of your map. A New Polygon dialogue box appears and your cursor changes to . When you save your Google Earth KML project file to your computer, it is private.
      2. Click on a series of places on the map to form a polygon. Each time you click, a new node is added to your polygon. You can also click-and-drag to create frequent nodes, which makes a smoother boundary to your polygon. e) In this example, we will create a polygon around the White Mountains (you may have to zoom out to see the entire mountain range). earthtopomaps.com
      3. f) In the New Polygon dialogue box, type in a name for the polygon in theName field. In this example, we typed « White Mountains ».

        Then you can edit the title and description and click OK.

      4. Type in a description for the polygon in the Description field, which will be displayed in the polygon’s pop-up balloon. In this example, we typed « The White Mountains are home to Bristlecone Pine Trees ».
      5. Click on the Style, Colour tab, and choose a colour, width and opacity for the boundary lines. Choose a colour and opacity for your polygon area, and determine if you want the polygon filled and outlined, only filled or only outlined. In this example, we chose green colours, a line width of « 10.0 » and medium opacities.
      6. Click on the Altitude tab and change the altitude mode to « Relative to ground » (for more information on altitude modes, see the KML Reference guide). Then move the slider to increase altitude, or height, of the polygon if desired. Check the box to extend the sides, or walls of the polygon, to the ground.

      Tips:

      • To edit a polygon’s location, name, or description, right-click on the path in the 3D viewer or in the Places panel and chooseProperties (on a PC) or Get Info (on a Mac). Then you can edit the title and description and click OK. Right-click your mouse to delete recently-created nodes. You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

      Polygons can be used as 3D bar graphs in Google Earth. One example is The USHMM’s Crisis in Darfur layer, which uses polygons to represent the number of refugees and displaced people.

      Organise your Places with Folders

      1. To add a folder, go to the Add menu and select Folder.
      2. In the New Folder dialogue box, type in a name for the folder in theName field. In this example, we typed « My Google Earth Project ».
      3. Click OK. Your new folder is added to the Places panel.
      4. Click-and-drag each place (your placemarks, paths and polygons) into the folder to organise your project.

        Tips:

        • To play a tour of all the items in the folder, in the order in which they are listed, click the Play Folder button:
        • To edit a folder’s name or description, right-click on the folder in the Places panel, and choose Properties (on a PC) or Get Info (on a Mac).

        Embed Images in your Balloons

        e) Google Earth balloons can be customised using HTML. You can add font sizes, styles and colours, links, tables and images into your balloons by including it as HTML in the Description. When you save your Google Earth KML project file to your computer, it is private.

        1. Choose a placemark you’ve already created, such as the placemark created earlier in this tutorial.
        2. To edit the placemark, right-click on the placemark in the 3D viewer or in the Places panel and choose Properties (on a PC) or Get Info (on a Mac).
        3. Click on the « Add image… » button and copy and paste the following image URL (which references an online photo of a bristlecone pine tree) into the Image URL box. Then click OK.

          http://earth.google.com/outreach/images/stories_adelia3.jpg

        4. You will see the HTML code for the image automatically entered into the Description field. When you save your Google Earth KML project file to your computer, it is private.
        5. Select the text « White Mountain Research Station » and click on the « Add link… » button. Copy and paste the following URL (which references the URL of the research station) into the Link URL box. Then click OK.

          http://www.wmrs.edu/

        6. You will now see the HTML code for the link automatically entered around the text you highlighted in the Description field.

        7. Click OK to finish editing the placemark.
        8. Click on the placemark in the 3D viewer and you will see the image, text and link in the placemark’s balloon! earthtopomaps.com

        Tips:

        • You can use a programme such as Adobe Dreamweaver or freewareNVU to preview the balloon design as you edit the HTML code.
        • The Spreadsheet Mapper tool base makes it easy to apply an HTML design template to the balloons of up to 400 placemarks. You can choose from six designs, and set the colours, style, images and logos easily. See the Spreadsheet Mapper tutorial to learn how to do this!

        Embed YouTube videos in your Balloons

        You can easily embed a YouTube video into a placemark balloon in Google Earth.

        1. Upload your video to YouTube or choose a video that’s already uploaded.
        2. On the YouTube video’s webpage, find the Share button and click it to see more options. Find the Embed button and click it to see more options. Look for the checklist of options below the html code and select the option for « Use old embed code ». Now copy the HTML code. The code looks similar to this:

        3. Choose a placemark you’ve already created, such as the placemark created earlier in this tutorial. KMZ files are compressed files that are smaller than KML files.
        4. To edit the placemark, right-click on the placemark in the 3D viewer or in the Places panel and choose Properties (on a PC) or Get Info (on a Mac).
        5. In the Description field, paste the YouTube HTML code which you copied in Step 2. KMZ files are compressed files that are smaller than KML files.

        6. Click OK.
        7. Now when you click on the placemark, its balloon has the YouTube video!

        Save your project and share with others

        f) Google Earth allows you to save your project to your computer in the .kmz file format. KMZ files are compressed files that are smaller than KML files.

        1. Right-click on your project folder, and select Save Place As… or click on the folder and then go to the File menWhen you save your Google Earth KML project file to your computer, it is private. u, and select Save Place As…
        2. Enter a name for your .kmz file, and click Save to save it to your computer. You will now find your KMZ file on your computer. When you save your Google Earth KML project file to your computer, it is private.

        You can share the map you created by emailing the .kmz file to your friends and colleagues, posting it on your website with a link to download it, or embedding it with Google Earth in your website or blog (see the Embedding Google Earth into your Website tutorial). KMZ files are compressed files that are smaller than KML files.

        You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

        Tips:

        • A Google Earth project file is a KML file, with a filetype extension of .kml or .kmz. KMZ files are compressed files that are smaller than KML files. If you used any custom images or photos from your computer. Google Earth will include them in compressed KMZ files so that others can see them too. We recommend saving your Google Earth projects as .kmz for a smaller file.
        • When you save your Google Earth KML project file to your computer, it is private. If you upload the file to a web server, or email it your friend or colleague, then it is no longer private. This is similar to putting any file, such as a PDF file, up on the web or emailing it to someone. earthtopomaps.com KMZ files are compressed files that are smaller than KML files.

          You can also click-and-drag any nodes to reshape the polygon.

        Discussion & Feedback

        Have questions about this tutorial? Want to give us some feedback? Visit the Google Earth Outreach Discussion Group to discuss it with others.

        What’s Next?

        • Go to the next tutorial: Adding Photos & Image Overlays in Google Earth.
        • See the video tutorial page.
        • See earthtopomaps.com.                          Google Earth create a map with annotations was originally published on Earth Topo Maps

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