We've made it very easy to submit your files to Google Earth Hacks so that others can enjoy them.
To start, make sure your file is named correctly. To edit the file name in Google Earth, simply right-click on the placemark (or whatever it might be) and choose "edit". The option at the very top is "name". We simply ask that you give it a somewhat descriptive name.
Next, save your file. To do that, right-click on the placemark again and choose "Save As". This will pop open a box that lets you choose what to call the file and where to save it. Again, give it a descriptive name. This name is often the same name that you choose just a moment earlier.
On our site, choose "Add a File
" from the menu on the left. That page will ask for a few pieces of information. Be sure to use plain English characters when typing in the fields, as foreign characters can mess up the system.
- File Name
- This does NOT need to match the actual name of the file. Keep this quite short ("Lincoln Memorial - Washington, D.C.", for example).
- Typically you.
- Keep this to no more than a sentence or two. Try to keep it factual rather than over-hyped.
- Choose the best category for your file. If it doesn't seem to fit in any of the categories listed, you can usually put it in [Sightseeing --> Other Stuff]
Now, click the [Browse] button at the bottom, choose the file from your hard drive, click [Submit] and you're done!
Sometime over the next few hours, your listed will be reviewed and posted. Shortly after that, a member of our staff will create a thumbnail image for it.