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Add Google Drive Movies to Google Earth Professional Placemarks


Final week a reader emailed me to ask for assist inserting movies into placemarks in Google Earth Professional. His college students had recorded movies and saved them in Google Drive. They wished to make use of them of their Google Earth Professional placemarks. I used to be completely happy to assist. 

Earlier than supplying you with the instructions for how one can add Google Drive movies into Google Earth placemarks, I ought to remind you that Google Earth Professional is the free, desktop model of Google Earth that you could set up on Mac and Home windows computer systems. (Do not the let the “professional” idiot you, Google Earth Professional is free). 

I also needs to level out that the method of including movies into placemarks in Google Earth Professional is completely different from the method of doing the identical factor within the net browser model of Google Earth. 

So as to add a video saved in your Google Drive right into a placemark in Google Earth Professional you first have to make it possible for the video sharing permissions are set to “anybody with the hyperlink can view.” Then it’s essential to copy that hyperlink. Paste the hyperlink into “URL” area within the placemark that you’re modifying in Google Earth Professional. A video of the method is embedded under. 

Purposes for Training

This subject got here up as a result of the reader who emailed me was having his college students full an Across the World With Google Earth exercise. That exercise was primarily based on utilizing the online model of Google Earth which is why they wanted instructions for including movies into placemarks in Google Earth Professional.

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