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09
Jun

YOU, TOO, CAN FEEL LIKE A GIANT!

Expounding on the previous post’s map theme, I’d like to share one of my favorite Google Earth features: Map Overlays (especially with 3D buildings turned on). This example in particular is a David Rumsey map of Lower New York City, 1832.

You have to download many of the 3D buildings from the GOOGLE 3D WAREHOUSE page, then put them into your Google Earth Folder (I made the folder in the Applications Folder – I use a Mac), put the Google Earth itself into it and the 3D image files (they have a .kmz extention) together. With Google Earth open, look to the Layers section on the left side of your screen and tick the box next to 3D Buildings. Further down the list is the option for different overlays/effects. Click the David Rumsey Maps, and click one of the icons that look like an old-styled compass/navigation symbol.

I especially like the way you can get down into the buildings, almost like being IN the map at street level!

 

You can explore maps and 3D cityscapes from all over the world, like the modern-day Louvre on 18th century Paris:

I’m sure many if not most of you already know about or maybe even already use these features, but I thought I’d share for those of you who may not!

I’d love to see how creative you all get with Google Earth! If you’d like, please feel free to send me your images and I’ll post them here!

 

11
Dec

then+new HAS A NEW HOME!

Hey everyone!   then+new has a new address, don’t forget to bookmark it!  🙂

I’m still doing some house-cleaning/re-decorating on the site, please bear with me!

In the meantime, poke around and enjoy! 




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