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Section 73. Save Your Favorite Locations

Section 73. Save Your Favorite Locations

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GotoaLocation

VisitanylocationonGoogleEarthasyouwouldnormally.

SavetheLocation

FromtheEditmenu,chooseSavetoMyPlacestosavethe

currentlydisplayedlocationasafavorite.Youcanalsosavea

locationifthelocationisinthelistofplacesintheleftpane.



Todoit,highlightthelocationinthetop-leftpartofthe

screenandchooseEdit,SaveToMyPlacesfromthemenu

bar.

Thelocationvanishesfromthetoppartofthescreenandis

insteaddisplayedinthePlacespanelontheleftsideofthe

screen,underneathMyPlaces.Aniconisalsodisplayednext

tothenameofthatlocationonthemapontherightsideof

theGoogleEarthscreen,withthenameoftheplacenextto

it.Ifnecessary,zoomoutalittletoseetheicon.

FlytoaFavorite

Nomatterwhereyouareintheworld,youcanimmediately

flytooneofyourfavoritelocations.InthePlacespanelon

theleftsideofthescreen,locatethefavoritedestinationto

whichyouwanttofly,anddouble-clickit.Youimmediatelyfly

tothatlocation.

EditaFavorite

Youcaneditandannotateyourfavoritelocationsbychanging

alocation'sname,addingnotesaboutit,andchangingthe

iconthatappearsnexttoitinthePlacespanelandonthe

mapinGoogleEarth.Right-clickthefavoritelocationinthe

PlacespanelontheleftsideofthescreenandchooseEdit.

IntheEditPlacemarkdialogboxthatopens,youcan

changethenameandaddadescription.ClickOKwhen

you'redone.Thedescriptionshowsupnexttothefavoritein

thePlacespanel.



Tip

Tochangetheiconthatdisplaysnexttoyourfavorite

locationinthePlacespanel,enabletheAdvanced

checkbox;theEditPlacemarkdialogboxexpandsto

showthreetabs.ClicktheStyletabandchoosethe

colorandsizeoftheiconyouwanttodisplay.Youcan



alsochangethecolorofthetextlabelinthistab.

Alternatively,clicktheicontotherightoftheNamefield

atthetopoftheEditPlacemarkdialogboxandchoose

anewiconfromthelistthatappears.



TemporarilyRemoveaFavorite

InthePlacespanel,favoriteplaceshavecheckboxesnextto

them.Ifyoutemporarilydon'twantafavoritetoshowupon

themapinGoogleEarth,uncheckthebox.Thefavoritestill

showsupinthePlacespanel,butitwon'tbelabeledonthe

mapsectionofGoogleEarth.Youcanstillflytothatlocation

bydouble-clickingitinthePlacespanel.

PermanentlyRemoveaFavorite

Topermanentlyremoveafavorite,right-clickitandselect

Deletefromthecontextualmenu.Thefavoriteisremoved

fromthePlacespanelandfromthemapinGoogleEarth.



74.ChangeGoogleEarthOptions

BEFOREYOUBEGIN



FlytoaLocation



SEEALSO



AboutCustomizingYourViewby

AddingandRemovingLayers



GoogleEarthisacomplexprogram,anditoffersinnumerable

waysyoucancustomizeit.Coveringallthoseoptionsisbeyond

thescopeofthisbook,butthistaskshowsyouthebasicways

tochangeitsmainoptions.



ChangeGoogleEarthOptionss



OpentheGoogleEarthOptionsDialogBox

ChooseTools,Optionsfromthemenubartoopenthe

GoogleEarthOptionsdialogbox.

CustomizetheViewOptions

ClicktheViewtabtochangehowGoogleEarthisdisplayed.

Someoftheoptionsarecomplex,andaren'tcoveredinthis

book,butherearethemostimportantoptions:

DetailAreaThisoptionenablesyoutochangethesize

ofthewindowdevotedtothemappingarea.Youcan

choosefromSmall(256x256pixels),Medium(512x512

pixels),orLarge(1024x1024pixels).Thebest

compromiseisMedium,unlessyouhaveamonitor19"

orlarger.



Note

TheDetailAreasettingfrequentlydoesnotwork,

andhasnoeffectonthedisplaysize,sodon'tbe

frustratedifitdoesn'tmakeadifferenceonyour

system.



TextureColorsThisoptionenablesyoutochoose

betweenHighColor(16bits)andTrueColor(32bits)

forthetexturedareasoftheGoogleEarthmap.The

TrueColorselectiongivesamuchrichervisual

experience,butitmightslowdownyoursystem

significantly.TryusingtheTrueColoroption,andifyour

systemissluggish,changetoHighColor.

Labels/IconSizeThisoptionenablesyoutochoose



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