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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Measuring in Google Earth!

The ruler tool in Google Earth is very useful when you are looking at a certain area and you want to get an idea of the distance. There is a checkbox that really never attracted my attention before. It is "Mouse Navigation". It is enabled by default. What is great is when you are looking at a specific area and you disable this, you won't be able to pan anymore. It will let you measure without worrying about moving your current view:


2 Comments:

Blogger DrLee said...

re - google earth - I am running Tiger OS X 10.4.11.

The lastest google earth does not on my iMac since the last apple security upgrade...?! the program boots up, but nothing is under mouse or other control... what's wrong? I sent google this report over a moth ago and nothing.... ZIPP!

dr lee plansky c/o origins@srv.net

January 27, 2008 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger DSully said...

I found that once you have drawn a measuring line you can switch back to the mouse navigation mode and drag the map or zoom out. Then grab the end of the measuring line to extend it to where you want.

January 28, 2008 at 8:44 AM  

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