Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!

Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!

Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!

Introduction | View in Google Earth | KML Developers | Screenshots |

Google Earth topo map layer download

Download Free KML and KMZ files:

Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QbWeX0_lfSFhUxya9363DqPSuIkq64P-/view

Exemple KML overlay: Click on and Zoom in:

Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps
Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

Introduction

I put together a KML file that overlays maps from Google, Yahoo, Windows Live (MSN) and other sources in Google Earth.

Why? You may find useful to show street maps (even from Google) in Google Earth for areas that are not covered well by default. For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. See the screenshots below.

View in Google Earth

Map Type:  All  Google Maps Google Satellite Google Hybrid (Labels) Google Terrain Google Ditu (China Maps)   Windows Live Maps Windows Live Satellite Windows Live Hybrid Windows Live Terrain Live Brasil Maps   Yahoo Maps Yahoo Satellite Yahoo Hybrid (Labels) Yahoo India Maps Yahoo India Hybrid (Labels)   OpenStreetMap (Mapnik) OpenStreetMap (Osmarender) OpenAerialMap OpenCycleMap.  

Map overlays for Google Earth

Offset in degrees: lat: lon:

Transparency (0-100): 

Or click this link for default values:     >>> maps.kml <<<

Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. As you zoom in the maps will be more and more “accurate”.

Information for KML Developers

If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file. Select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file. You may include several map overlays in the same file.

Screenshots

Screenshots for: Minsk, Kiev, Bucharest, Sofia, Cairo, Shanghai. Mouse hover the images to see the difference.

Minsk, Belarus (Windows Live Hybrid / Google Earth):

Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine (Windows Live Hybrid / Google Earth):

Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

Bucharest, Romania (Yahoo Hybrid Labels):

Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

Sofia, Bulgaria (Yahoo Hybrid Labels):

Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

Cairo, Egypt (Windows Live Maps, offsets -0.00049,0.00127 / Google Earth):

Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

Shanghai, China (Google Ditu, offsets 0.0019,-0.0048 / Google Earth):

Map overlays for Google, Map overlays for Google Earth 3 ways to do it right!, Earthtopomaps

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For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth) has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file, select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

For example Google Maps (and Earth). Has bad coverage over some areas like Eastern Europe where Yahoo and MSN live maps are much better. Note: The map displayed when you are zoomed out will not match exactly the country borders displayed by Google Earth. This happens because the maps from Yahoo and MSN use a projection different from what Google Earth expects. If you want to include a map overlay in your KML file. Select a map type in the form above, then copy/paste the following code into your file.

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Click the Add Image Overlay button to add a new image overlay. A New Image Overlay dialog box appears, and a green outline is placed on the Earth. New Image Overlay dialog box

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