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Ctrl + Alt + T Hide/Show Toolbar.

F11 Full screen mode - Toggles between full screen and window view for the Google Earth application.

Ctrl + S Save Image - Saves the current view as an image to your computer.

Ctrl + L Lat/Lon grid - Produces a latitude and longitude grid over the surface of the earth in the 3D viewer.

Ctrl + Shft + O New image overlay - Produces the New Image Overlay dialog box.

n Reset view to north - up - Rotates view so that view is north-up.

u Reset tilt to top-down view - Resets angle to view scene in top-down or up mode.

Left arrow Move Left - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.

Right arrow Move Right - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.

Up arrow Move Up - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.

Down arrow Move Down - Moves the viewer in the direction of the arrow.

Spacebar Stop Current Motion - When the viewer is in motion, stops movement.

How to set Map to preset viewing height:

1) Add a place marker from Toolbar (yellow push pin. if you already have one just edit it in your places list)

2) In pop up box under the VIEW tab set the RANGE: to x number of meters and click OK (I work in meters)

3) check ground scale in bottom left corner.

4) open Starting location from Places and ajust RANGE: Up or down depending on desired ground scale.

Now when you click on your starting location the map will zoom in or out to your desired ground scale then press n and the map will rotate so north is at the top of map (i.e north is always up)

How to get contour lines:

you will need a 1px x 1px white dot or any color you like

1) zoom map out to see more area than you are mapping

2) Ctrl + Shft + O green lines will appear on the map, you can drag these out to cover your area

3) in the pop up box put in a NAME:. I tend to name them 20m, 30m, 35m etc

4) LINK: Find your white pixel and connect it.

5) set TRANSPARENCY: I tend to put the slider in line with the LOCATION tab

6) Open the ALTITUDE: tab and change dropdown to Absolute and enter an altitude: in meters and click ok

You should now see this layer under places. layers can now be turned on and off using the check boxes

How to get images:

1) find image you want

2) Ctrl + Alt + T hides toolbar

3) F11 Full screen mode (give you a little more image)

4) Ctrl + S opens popup to save image (will save the image

once I have my google earth maps I overlay the 1947 black and whites to see the changes.

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Do you know how I can get town names to show up?

On the left hand tool bar you will find a drop down called LAYERS:

open the PRIMARY DATABASE and you will find a full list of things you can add to the maps. The one you want to click on is Borders and Labels.

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Wow,

Can't wait to try this! You are so thoughtful to share this. I have found some interesting trucks and tanks using Google Earth in Rostov a Don, Russia last year.

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Google Earth

once I have my google earth maps I overlay the 1947 black and whites to see the changes.

 

I'm more interested in where you get your 1947 black and whites (aerials?)

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A little tip I just realized today, Google Earth let's you choose (in most areas) between pictures taken in different dates. If the area is heavily forested try a picture taken in Autumn or Winter for a better look at the ground.

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Posted (edited)
On ‎17‎.‎04‎.‎2015 at 1:04 AM, Pak40 said:

 

I'm more interested in where you get your 1947 black and whites (aerials?)

https://thedesertfoxsite.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/ressources-for-map-design-7-carte-geoportail/

and

https://thedesertfoxsite.wordpress.com/2017/08/01/ressources-for-map-design-6-remonter-le-temps-ign/

Edited by DesertFox

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