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Google Airways - Create a Tour in Google Earth

Google Airways - Create a Tour in Google Earth



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How to Create a Tour in Google Earth
How to Create a Tour in Google Earth

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Now Boarding…..Flights to Anywhere…………From Anywhere………Name Your Destination 
 Jane Milner jane.milner@bcsemail.orgConni Mulliganconni.mulligan@bcsemail.orgBuncombe County Schools175 Bingham RoadAsheville, NC 28806
NCETC 2007
007November 28, 2
Creating a Tour in Google Earth
Launch Google Earth2.
To create a tour, start by creating a folder to hold all of your Placemarks. (Placemarks arethe “sightseeing” stops that you take during your tour.)a.
Locate the
pane on the left-hand side of the screen.b.
Right Click on
My Places.
Enter a name for the Folder.f.
Determine if you want to
Allow the folder to be expanded
Show contents as options (Radio button selection)g.
Click OK3.
Click on the folder that you just created. (It will become highlighted.)4.
Fly to
the first location that you want to make aplacemark in your tour by typing in the address andthen clicking on the
(Magnifier) button.
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Click on the
Add Placemark
button locatedon the top toolbar.6.
A new window will pop up. Drag this window to theside so that you can see your placemark icon on themap.a.
Move the
thumbtack to the correctlocation on your map. Notice the Latitude and Longitudewill change as you drag the placemark.b.
Enter a title in the
Click on the
icon to the right of the name you just entered to change the type/color/style of placemarkto be used.d.
Enter a description.e.
Notice the other tabs. You can choose to add/changeother types of information associated with thisplacemark.f.
Click OK7.
Repeat steps 3-6 to continue adding Placemarks for your tour. (If you would like your tourto be played in a particular order, drag the Placemarks into the correct location in the
If you accidentally make a placemark that is not located inside of the folder - click on theplacemark title and drag the placemark into the correct folder.
Playing Your Tour
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You may want to speed up or slow down the speedof your tour.2.
Click on the main folder in the
pane on theleft hand side of the screen to highlight it.3.
Click on
on the main toolbar.4.
Click on the
Touring Tab
Notice the different options available to you. Youmay have to play with the various setting to determine which works best for you.7.
Once you have made changes, click
On the
pane, place a check mark on the folder to selectall of the Placemarks. (Note: If you have any other tours in thePlaces pane, deselect them before viewing your tour.Otherwise, all of the selected places may be played in thetour.)9.
Click the Play icon to view the tour.
Saving Your Tour
Right click on the Main folder that contains all of your new Placemarks.2.
Save As…
Browse to the correct location for storage of thefile.4.
Name the File.5.
You can choose from two different file types:a.
KMZ – a KML file that is zipped. This is sothat Google Earth can easily recognize the filetype and open it with the correct programautomatically. Also choose this setting if you have additional items with yourPlacemarks (images, video, etc.)b.
KML (Keyhole Markup Language)– The basic file format for most Google EarthFiles. This will also open Google Earth automatically but
To see a detailed description of KML and KMZ go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole_Markup_Language 
Place the file on a server for all students to access or email the file. If the personopening the file has Google Earth, the file and all of the Placemarks will open in GoogleEarth.

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