Google Earth Tours…a beginning.

Alright, don’t say I didn’t warn you. While the rain pours down, and my hamstring slowly heals, this is the sort of entry you are going to get.

I’ve been tooling around with Google Earth recently, trying to find a simple way to get it (more specifically, ‘tours’) somehow into the blog. I’ve so far been unsuccessful, partly because I’m not nerdy enough to understand the language most web builders, etc. speak, and partly because WordPress doesn’t appear to allow it. Anyway, for now I thought I’d start with what I can.

Below is the example map I’m using for my new little map-making enterprise. If you want to see a basic tour of this (and you already have Google Earth installed), follows these steps.

1. Open the map in a new window by clicking on the link under it.

2. Click on ‘View in Google Earth’ – between RSS and Print.

3. You’ll see ‘Nimes to Montpellier – 3 days’ on the left side, under ‘Places’. Click on it.

4. Click on the video camera under this, sit back, and enjoy!

What I’d really like is to be able to make a tour that ‘flies’ over the route I make, which is extremely cool. Check out the Tour de France video for an example.  It’s possible to do this, but I haven’t found a way to link it to Google Maps yet. It also looks painfully time consuming, and my hamstring is starting to feel better already…

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