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									               Google Earth Chart & Kml Generator Overlays

I. Google Earth Overlays
    A. Sectional Charts U.S.
    B. Low Enroute Charts U.S.
    C. NEXRAD Radar Real time WX Overlays
       1. Huntsville
       2. Birmingham
       3. Mobile
    D. Alabama Grid Assistant Overlay
    E. SAR Pattern Kml Generator
    F. GPS Track Log Animation using Kml file in Google Earth
    G. Insert Vertical Photograph Overlays

The following web links will give you access to three Google Earth .kml overlay files.
The first file “Aero_Charts.kml” will allow you to overlay the entire U.S. Sectional
Charts on top of your present position of Google Earth map view. The second file
ALWG Grid Assistant.kml (provided by Ande Boyer) will allow you to overlay the entire
ALT Sectional Chart CAP Grid. This grid can be seen over Google Earths Map view or
on top of the Sectional Chart overlay. The third is the IFR Low-Altitude Enroute Charts
overlay.

Google Earth Sectional Chart overlay (Auto load). The first link will
automatically load the sectional chart overlay into your current version of Google earth.
It will put the Aero_Chart overlay into your Temporary Places file folder at the bottom of
your left PLACES panel window. If all goes well and you like this new overlay, you can
drag the Aero_Charts line from the temporary folder into the My Places folder above in
the Google Earth toolbar.
1st Link:
http://www.gelib.com/maps/Sectionals/Aero_Charts_nl.kml

Google Earth Sectional Chart overlay (Zip file)).
Your second choice is to click on the link below and you will see a window with the
Aero_Charts.kml file. Just open up Windows Explorer and drag this file into a directory
of your choice. You can then go to that directory and highlight this file. Then open up
Google Earth and drag this file on top of the Google Earth map. I should load the
Aero_Charts into the Temporary Places folder in Google Earth at the lower left of your
screen (See Fig. 1 below). If you like this new overlay, you can drag the Aero_Charts
line from the temporary folder into the My Places folder above in the Google Earth folder
location.
2nd Link:
http://www.34.alwg.us/Aero_Charts.zip
ALWG GRID ASSISTANT overlay (Zip file)
Click on the link below and you will see a window with the ALWG GRID
ASSISTANT.kml file in it. Open up Google Earth and drag this file onto Google Maps.
It will take a few seconds to load up the Grid overlay and you will then see it appear
under the Temporary Places Folder at the lower left Places panel window. The check box
next to the name ALWG GRID Assistant must be checked in order to view the system
Grid. If you like this new overlay, you can drag the ALWG GRID ASSISTANT text line
from the temporary folder into the My Places folder above in the Google Earth toolbar.
3rd Link:
http://www.34.alwg.us/ALWG GRID Assistant.zip

Google Earth Low Enroute Chart overlay (Auto load). Below is a link that will
automatically load the Low Enroute Chart overlay into your current version of Google
earth. It will put a the Low-Altitude Enroute Chart overlay into your Temporary Places
file folder at the bottom of your left PLACES panel window. If all goes well and you
like this new overlay, you can drag the Aero_Charts line from the temporary folder into
the My Places folder above in the Google Earth toolbar.

http://www.gelib.com/low-altitude-enroute-charts.htm

The ALWG GRID Assistant.kml file can also be copied to your computer. Open up your
Windows Explorer file directory window. Click on the above link and drag the ALWG
GRID ASSISTANT.kml file into a directory folder of your choice. This file can then be
used to overlay the ALWG Grid system into Google Earth. Open Google Earth and drag
this file on top of the Google Earth Map. The file will load and put itself in you Google
Earth’s Temporary Places toolbar folder on the lower left of your screen.

Google Earth NextRad Radar Weather overlay (Auto load). Below is a link to the
Huntsville, Birmingham & Mobile NexRad Weather overlays. It will put these overlays
into your Temporary Places file folder at the bottom left of your PLACES panel window.
If all goes well and you like this new overlay, you can drag the Aero_Charts line from the
temporary folder into the My Places folder above in the Google Earth toolbar. Note: This
link has other helpful overlays as well.

http://www.alwgsdis.com/IC/ic.htm

SAR Mission Search Pattern kml Generator: Below is a link to a SAR Mission Kml
Generator for the following patterns which will be over laid in Google Earth:
Route-Segment
Sector
Grid
Expanding Square
Creeping Line

http://redstone119.alwg.cap.gov/scripts/SearchPatternKMLgenerator.php
                                                    Creating your own Google Earth
                                                    Overlays (Kml files):
                                                    Open up Google Earth and create your own
                                                    lines, polygons, markers etc and then:
                                                    once you have all of your markings in place
                                                    go to:
                                                    File
                                                       Save
                                                             Save Place as
                                                                Enter Filename and select Save as
                                                    type “kml”
                                                    ENTER
                                                    This will produce a kml file you can email
                                                    to anyone and they can drag it into Google
                                                    Earth and have it displayed just the way you
                                                    created it.




          Fig.1 Google Folders


GPS Track Log Animation using Kml file
Down loading a Garmin Etrex .gpx file into Google Earth.
You can download the track log file from a Garmin or Magellan GPS and play back the
animation in two ways, directly from the GPS through Google Earth or import the .gpx
file from the GPS unit to you computer.
1. Connect the Etrex GPS to your USB port. Make sure you have the correct driver files
     to recognize this device. If not, go to Garmin.com and download the device drivers.
2. Open Google Earth and under tools, GPS and click on the Import tab.
3. Select Garmin under Device, Waypoints,Tracks, Routes under Imports and KML
     tracks under Output. Now click Import. This will generate a Kml file and put it
     under the Temporary Places folder on the left in Google Earth. You can now run the
     animation of your route by clicking on the Clock in the run time animation box in the
     upper left hand corner of the Google Earth screen display.
The second way to import a .gpx file from the Garmin Etrex is to download it directly from the
GPS to your computer. Then use Google Earth to import the file from a known directory.
Insert Vertical Photographs
Using the Add Image Overlay Tool in Google Earth, one can insert a photograph that was
taken as a vertical picture directly over the target. This photo can then be placed in
Google Earth as an overlay. Upon insertion, the photograph can be rotated and stretched
in all direction to fit the existing image taken by Google Earth Satellite. The new image
can be made translucent in order to fit it over the existing image. The image named by
the user will appear in the folder window on the left of the screen which can be turned on
of off by user name check box.

								
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