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Old 23 Mar 12, 07:36
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Dear Google Earth.

You don't know me from Adam, but I'd like to ask you folks to do something.

Could you please add a function to Google Earth where we could plot voyages, routes, areas of control, etc.? This would be very handy for educators, historians, and just plain folks who want to show others how they've wandered around.

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You don't know me from Adam, but I'd like to ask you folks to do something.

Could you please add a function to Google Earth where we could plot voyages, routes, areas of control, etc.? This would be very handy for educators, historians, and just plain folks who want to show others how they've wandered around.

Thanks.
It does have a function for marking a route, either straight line from way point to way point or just drawing one. That also gives measurements in miles or KM.
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I guess I'm just a Luddite, because I didn't know that. Thanks.
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I guess I'm just a Luddite, because I didn't know that. Thanks.
Check the little tool bad in the upper left. You'll see what looks some what like an eraser. Run the mouse across and the one for marking path should show up. It's the third one in from the stick pin, just checked
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I tried it, but it is lame and inadequate. I think I'll have to talk to Purdue about this.

Also, I don't think you can share the paths?

FYI, I want to plot the path of the Kido Butai from Etorofu Bay to the launching point.
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Its not current enough to monitor traffic. Still shows one of my trucks parked over on North 20th Street
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I like the function where you can scroll back to 1945, and see what the area looked like then. Only certain areas are covered but those in Germany are interesting with the bomb damage and the odd military installation still visible-same in the UK as well

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Can they please not?

I know its cool and all, but google maps gave poor organization (possibly terrorist) and poor armies (possibly enemies) intel they otherwise could have never got. The least bit would be to keep them from those type of things.
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I'm fairly sure there is a tool where you can create your own map that would achieve this?
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Its not current enough to monitor traffic. Still shows one of my trucks parked over on North 20th Street
They sell an ap for police use that tracks equipped vehicles. Its pretty buggy, though.
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I've got a map of the Kido Butai at Hittokapu Bay that I need to overlay on the GE image. 25% opacity I think. Then I can create hotspots to allow the viewer to see images of the ships themselves.
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I like the function where you can scroll back to 1945, and see what the area looked like then. Only certain areas are covered but those in Germany are interesting with the bomb damage and the odd military installation still visible-same in the UK as well

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My town (Saltburn by Sea) only goes back to 2000, unless I'm not using it correctly.

I wonder if anyone can help me with this - a couple of years ago, I looked at my town on Google Earth and was surprised to see a very detailed overlay of all the military installations that had been located along the shoreline and throughout the town in preparation for a possible German invasion in 1940. It was fascinating. Growing up in the 1950s, all that was left of these were a couple of decrepit, cow dung-filled pill boxes about to crumble into the North Sea. I had no idea there had been so many installations of all kinds of military kit and strategically-located supplies spread around the town - we were, after all, on the northeast coast, not the south coast.

But every time I've been back to the map since, I have been unable to bring up that detailed overlay and have no idea how I stumbled upon it in the first place.

Can anybody help?


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