Do it Yourself with Google Earth!
* Decide what you would like to create on Google Earth first. Decide on a name for your project and create a list of all your locations and content before you begin.
* Open Google Earth on your Desktop. Make sure the sidebar is open, on task-bar click View>Sidebar.
* On the Google Earth task-bar go to Add>Folder, click the folder. A folder box will appear. (1) Name your project at the top of the box. (2) Click: Allow folder to be expanded. (3) If you have an URL, you want to share or a picture you can click these boxes and add. (4) In the white box, you can add a summary of your project. (5) Click, OK.
You will now see your Folder in the “Places” location on the sidebar with check marks beside “My Places” “Your Project.”
* Click your project and you will see your information bubble with content.
* You will now begin adding place marks. From your list of locations, place a location name in the “Fly To” search bar. (You can place an address or just a location in “Fly To.”) Now, click on the magnifying glass and it will take you to your location. Once your GE map has found the location, click the yellow “Push Pin” on the task-bar directly above the GE map, this is your “Place mark” icon. Now, another information box appears and your “Push Pin” will appear at your searched location. You will fill the information bubble box out the same way you filled out the folder bubble.
* Alway, after you have added a folder or place mark, save your information. GE is a separate program from your computer and will not automatically save your information. You must SAVE your information yourself. File>Save>Save My Places.
This sheet will get you started to build simple projects; there are many tutorials at (task-bar) Help>Help Resource or Help>Google Earth Community to build more complex projects.