Where On Google Earth?

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Where on Google Earth News

This is just a reminder to everyone to help spread the news about Where on Google Earth. If you know friends who’d like to play, or frequent any forums where you think there might be interested people, let them know.

Also, I’m personally looking for help on my own Google Earth layer. In particular, I’m trying to figure out how I can easily format pins I’m using on my map. Most of the layers I have use nice looking layouts, and I haven’t figured out how to make a similar layout appear for each pin.

In addition, I think it would be cool to have a Where On Google Earth layer for Google Earth (only appropriate, isn’t it?) It would just be all the contest locations with one or two new pins added every week. If anyone would be interested in putting it together, I’ll gladly host it and put up a link.

September 16th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

4 Responses to “Where on Google Earth News”

  1. What are you trying to do with the pins? You can use a directive like this one to plop a referenced icon graphic on a spot. This gives a tall pushpin over the point, and makes it open so you can see them all as a set.

    Let me know if this answered your question.

    MyPoint
    1
    123 Anystreet, Anytown, NE 12345 USA

    -80.00000
    42.00000
    1300
    30
    0

    root://styleMaps#default+nicon=0x304+hicon=0x314

    http://www.feedburner.com/fb/images/pub/feed-icon32x32.png

    1
    relativeToGround
    -80.00000,42.00000,500

  2. Rats. Needed to quote that code.

  3. Let me try this again, trying to quote the code…

    MyPoint
    1

    Anytown USA
    Other interesting data here

    123 Anystreet, Anytown, NE, 12345 USA

    –80.000
    42.0000
    1300
    30
    0

    root://styleMaps#default+nicon=0x304+hicon=0x314

    0.77
    http://www.feedburner.com/fb/images/pub/feed-icon32×32.png

    1
    relativeToGround
    -80.00000,42.00000,500

  4. That didn’t work like I planned. You can fetch the code here.

    http://www.houseofcats.org/andy/sample-ge-placemark.kml

    -Andy

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