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Who's "GoogleEarth-fu" is strong?
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
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Doug_Kibbey
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:14 am
Post subject: Who's "GoogleEarth-fu" is strong?

I fired it up recently and registered (and even posted) successfully, and have found a couple of unposted sites of interest, but for the life of me haven't figured out how to append a "placemark" to a post or the GoogleEarth map (yes, I check to make sure it's not a duplicate). I follow the wizard that always leads me back to login (when I already have). How do I get a placemark to "share" and append to the upper left area of a post (these would be in the "military" area of the GoogleEarth forum, obviously)?

Anybody? (specifics, please, I'm really stuck and don't want to experiment and PO the mods at GoogleEarth or annoy the readers by doing it wrong).

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:26 am
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Doug,

When you click "Share Post" the posting wizard page opens.
Click on the hightlighted "Google Earth Community" button.
When that opens, click "register", top left corner.
Once you have registered, minimize that page.
You will be back at the posting wizard page.
Continue to post your placemark.
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Doug_Kibbey
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:47 am
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I'll take another look. It always does that, even though I'm registered and logged in when I go to do this. Then I get lost. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:08 am
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Well, I told it wrong...every place I said "register" should have been "login".

Sorry about that...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:30 am
Post subject: Re: Who's "GoogleEarth-fu" is strong?

OK, I seem to have made progress:

bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/sh.../0#1039769

...but I have that big, stupid "pushpin"...and everbody else seems to display nice little yellowish dots (so much more more discrete). Is that something I can edit now, or is that what you see and only I see the pushpin? If not the case, how do I display dots in the future? I see how to change style and scale of icon, but changing to a dot does not seem to be an option.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:47 am
Post subject: Re: Who's "GoogleEarth-fu" is strong?

The trick is you have to login while the posting wizard is open. And you have to minimize the login page (not close it).

Pushpin will become a permanent marker in a few hours/days.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:01 pm
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OK, I think I've got it now...even got the icon right. But for some reason I get double labels and split placemarks when I only "mark" it once. Minor annoyance, but I'd like to cut that out. I can obviously delete one, but I'm concerned that if I delete the wrong one, I'll bugger the entire placemark...any danger of that?

Here's the last one:

bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/sh...ost1039832

(Guess what, the Dutch Army obviously stepped in and crunched what was available on the overhead on this one)
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:14 pm
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The split placemarks aren't showing up here.



I wonder whose convertible that is?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:26 pm
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I found the digital camoflage paint in the lower left corner of the google map interesting. not just the fizzy out of focus deception that I see at Aberdeen. It is almost like they had a big camoflage tarp they spread out when the picture was taken Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:54 pm
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I found the digital camoflage paint in the lower left corner of the google map interesting. not just the fizzy out of focus deception that I see at Aberdeen. It is almost like they had a big camoflage tarp they spread out when the picture was taken Smile


Yeah, I'd tried to spy on Aberdeen, but it was no joy. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:19 am
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I use both Google Earth and Microsoft virtual earth. for Aberdeen Microsoft will do a much better job. Here is the view in Bird's eye mode

Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:22 am
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Was just wondering if any of the Vietnam vets here have placemarked any of their old bases in Vietnam.

Someone placemarked this mountain top, full of B-52 bomb craters

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:29 pm
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- Dennis_Smith
Was just wondering if any of the Vietnam vets here have placemarked any of their old bases in Vietnam.

Someone placemarked this mountain top, full of B-52 bomb craters



Ooodles of bases marked in this thread:

bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/sh...art/1/vc/1

I added a link at the end.
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