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LSC874—One Last Thing…

If anyone wanted to see what the spreadsheet looked like for the TimelineJS project, I have made it accessible on my Google Drive.

With that, I end blogging with the LSC874 tag and begin my vacation from schoolwork.

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LSC874—Bamboo DiRT: Useful Google Earth/Maps Skillz

I’ve already written about Google Earth and Maps to some extent during this class, but as I did use it for the last assignment I should write about it, and it’s come to my attention in the last week or so that I am not the only person who has experienced this difficulty.

Importing a map from Google Earth into Google Maps.

How do?

Here’s how do.

  1. First off! Get your kmz file which you created in Google Earth. Got it? Awesome.
  2. Next, let’s dig through Google’s options to take us back to Classic Google Maps.
    1. Go to maps.google.com and click on the question mark in the bottom right corner.Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.00.48
    2. Select “Return to classic Google Maps” and confirm when prompted Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.06.17
  3. Now, let’s import that KMZ file:
    1. Select ‘My Places’Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.07.26
    2. Click on “Or create with classic My Maps” [note: if you click on “CREATE MAP” it takes you back to current Google Maps -_- ]Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.08.11
    3. Select “Import”Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.08.49
    4. Click on ‘Choose file’ and navigate to the file on your computer. Confirm your selection and select ‘Upload from file’Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.08.55
    5. Wait forever for your file to uploadScreenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.00
    6. Enjoy your feeling of accomplishment
  4. Convert the old map into new Google Maps
    1. Go back to maps.google.com
    2. Click on the search bar and select “My custom maps”Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.05
    3. Select “see all my custom maps”Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.09
    4. Select the one you created a few minutes agoScreenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.14
    5. When prompted, select ‘Import’Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.19
    6. Voila!

[note: while Google Earth does, Google Maps does not support image overlays and so will present you with an error, as seen below.]Screenshot 2014-05-07 15.09.25

 

 

Special thanks to Kim Hoffman for permission to use her Google map as an example in this tutorial.

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