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geobas
12-21-2005, 12:37 PM
New with GE , l have observed that in most European countries
when one is looking from a distance ,there are several brownish
patches here and there . The places in those areas (brownish)
can be seen clearly and in consederable detail if one zooms down
whereas the rest are rather blurred .
What are these blown patches ?
Can one download additional "patches " and if so where and how
can one add them to the existing GE .

Thanks replies

araT
12-21-2005, 01:00 PM
Hi Geobas! welcome to Google Earth and GEH! :D

Firstly, those "brown box" areas are areas in high-resolution, these are areas of data google has purchaced or obtained and has on their database.. You can read more about why certain areas are not high-res here (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3225)

You can see all the covered areas in all continents here (http://earth.google.com/data.html)

You cannot add to the database but you can make overlays with higher resolution data, You can see a great example of that here (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile3618/Pentagon-September-12,-2001.htm)

You can learn how to make overlays here (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4133)

Enjoy! :cool:

T.

geobas
12-21-2005, 02:43 PM
Thank you prompt reply .
However the file l downloaded (080505-__Mount_Olympus_-_Greece_overlay_[4359].kmz) cannot be loaded although l give at the appropriate filename in
the New Image Overlay form - i.e C:\OVERLAYS\080505-__Mount_Olympus_-_Greece_overlay_[4359].kmz
On the other hand when trying with the browser and targeting the OVERLAYS
folder - where l have the overlays - seems like it does not recogneze .kmz
files .
What am l doing wrong

maxxxheimer
12-22-2005, 12:28 PM
On the other hand when trying with the browser and targeting the OVERLAYS
folder - where l have the overlays - seems like it does not recogneze .kmz
files .
What am l doing wrong

if you have the overlay in "my places" or a folder in "my places", right-click and choose "save as", select the location and it will be saved as an kmz.

btw, kmz = zipped kml, if you want the picture from an overlay out of a kmz, unzip them and you will get the pic and the kml. ;)

maxxx