Google Earth For Dummies
- This interesting guide covers all aspects of Google Earth, the freely downloadable application from Google that allows users to view satellite images from all points of the globe
- Aimed at a diverse audience, including casual users who enjoy air shots of locales as well as geographers, real estate professionals, and GPS developers
- Includes valuable tips on various customizations that users can add, advice on setting up scavenger hunts, and guidance on using Google Earth to benefit a business
- Explains modifying general options, managing the layer and placemark systems, and tackling some of the more technical aspects, such as interfacing with GPS
- There are more than 400,000 registered users of Google Earth and the number is still growing
Part I: Getting to Know Google Earth.
Chapter 1: The Earth According to Google.
Chapter 2: Finding Businesses, Places, and Things.
Chapter 3: Adjusting Your View on the World.
Part II: Personalizing Google Earth.
Chapter 4: Fine-Tuning the Program.
Chapter 5: Adding Layers and Points of Interest (POIs).
Chapter 6: Pinning Down Placemarks.
Part III: Becoming a Cybertourist.
Chapter 7: Going on Tour.
Chapter 8: Mingling with the Community.
Chapter 9: Importing Data and Images.
Chapter 10: KML: It’s Sorta Like HTML.
Part IV: Advanced Features.
Chapter 11: Designing with Google SketchUp.
Chapter 12: Designing with Google SketchUp, Part 2.
Chapter 13: Creating Polygons and Other Complex Structures.
Chapter 14: Digging Deeper with Google SketchUp.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Great Places to Get Coordinates.
Chapter 16: Ten Reliable Sources for Data Files.
Chapter 17: Ten Cool Tools.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Default Content of the All Layers Pane.
Appendix C: Latitudes and Longitudes of Major Landmarks.
Professor Crowder is equally at home with high technology or with working his way through the backcountry on horseback or in a dugout canoe. When he is not writing, he spends his time with his wife Angela, wandering through villages in the Andes or frolicking in the Caribbean surf.