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Google Earth

Google Earth Hacks

Add your tips and tricks for Google Earth here.

Disk Cache

To make the maps stay cached and not needing to be constantly need to be reloaded:

  • Under Tools -> Options  : Click the 'cache' tab, change the disk cache setting to 512 MB (the max you can have).

Travel Bug Tracking

This interesting GreaseMonkey script to track Travel bugs on Google Earth. The thread is here. If you can't read for any reason here is an image and a link to the script.

Network Link

User: Ideology have developed a google earth network link on the beta site

It allows you to scroll around google earth and have caches automatically displayed on your screen. no gpx files to download or convert. just scroll around and it talks to our server and downloads the nearby caches.

To try it out, click on and zoom to your favourite location and you should see caches pop up like magic!

GSAK Macro

Here is a macro User: Riblit wrote to plot caches in Google Earth.

start___________ SET $Bable = "C:\Program Files\GSAK\GPSBabel.exe" SET $Gearth = "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Plus\googleearth.exe" SET $temp = "C:\Program Files\GSAK\temp\" SET $tfile = $temp + "test.kml" SET $ifile = $temp + "babel.gpx"

FILTER name="userset" EXPORT type=GPX File="$ifile"

RUNPGM PGM="$Bable" parms= -i gpx -f "$ifile" -o kml -F "$tfile" Wait=Yes RUNPGM PGM="$Gearth" parms="$tfile" end_____________

User: Riblit runs a filter to get the caches down to a manageable level, mine justs filters caches he has checked. If you don't want a filter, delete the FILTER name ="userset" line

The variables will be ok for a default GSAK and Google Earth install. Copy and paste the code into GSAK's macro editor and save, add a button if you like.