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Re: Use Google Earth with old maps

Use Google Earth with old maps
February 18, 2012 04:34AM
Hi all,
first post here and wanted to share a technique I've used to help determine the location of an old map in relation to today's landscape.
Using Google Earth to line up old maps, you can see the how to article here:

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Re: Use Google Earth with old maps
February 02, 2013 08:27AM
thanks for the useful info
Re: Use Google Earth with old maps
July 03, 2012 02:01AM
I use this same techniqe. And then load the kmz files onto my smart phone which just happens to be a droid X. I view the files with a program called locus pro. It is a very powerful gps progam.
Re: Use Google Earth with old maps
March 24, 2012 09:00PM
That is great information. I'll have to use that.

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Re: Use Google Earth with old maps
July 05, 2012 02:40AM
Feel free to hollar if you have any questions. I generally take a picture of a map. Convert it from a jpeg to png. Cut it down. And then use google earth to create a map overlay and save that as a kmz. file. Once you've installed Locus Pro dump the .kmz files into /sdcard/locus/mapitems. Then under Map Manager go to the items tab and you can load your map overlay over any base map you like. It's pretty cool! Oh and you should install the locus map addons, its free, and gives you some very cool base maps.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/2012 02:44AM by freemindstuck.
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