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Thread: How do I program the Compass Rose Overlay?

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    Default How do I program the Compass Rose Overlay?

    I have 4.3 and want to install a plug in and donít know how. The Compass can be viewed at http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile383...e-Overlays.htm. I have downloaded the file and even have it listed in my XP Pro program list with one option to uninstall. Is it because I have the free version or how do I embed the file ? Documentation suggests that I can cut and past the overlay but that doesnít work. What do I have to do ? jsalmon

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    Sorry, but I don't understand you. The compass rose overlay is nothing but an Google Earth overlay with a picture in png-format. That is no plug-in, and it doesn't appear in the program list.

    What is your goal with the compass rose?

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    Default Ok Mr Thickie is in town!

    Ok I've downloaded the file and it self extracted into GE on double click.

    Now I want to add roses to other places but I can not find CompassRoseWhite.png anywhere on my PC. When I clicked on properties it said the overlay was stored at images/CompassRoseWhite.png but I can'nt find the directory "images". Is this something buried inside GE?

    Thanks & regards
    Mr Thickie

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    Andy - Change the file extension of the downloaded file from kmz to zip. Then use any unzipping program and you will find two compass rose png files.

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    Default Sweet as

    Quote Originally Posted by Appletom View Post
    Andy - Change the file extension of the downloaded file from kmz to zip. Then use any unzipping program and you will find two compass rose png files.

    APPLETOM YOU ARE A STAR - THANK YOU!!!

    Best regards,
    Andy

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    Glad to be able to help. Dozens and dozens of others here would have been able to answer, I just happened to be the first to find your post.

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