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Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: December 29, 2009 11:34AM
With WIndows seven there is a snipping tool that is great for getting captures of maps,whole or sections!

Any questions,feel free to ask.
Harold Reese

Be sure to see Part 2 also Overlaying images on Google Earth.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2013 06:13AM by LabradorBob.




Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: El
Date: December 30, 2009 10:59PM
Thanks Harold. I've been wanting to try this but was having a hard time understanding Google Earth instructions. I'll give your method a try on some old maps that I believe have old adobe sites.Hopefully I can make it work Thanks again.

El

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One more step I use...
Posted by: Neil in West Jersey
Date: December 31, 2009 11:53AM
Once you have completed the overlay process, enter the coordinates on your handheld GPS.

I have found cellar holes in deep woods using this method. The GPS will get you within 15-20 feet.



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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: olekyground
Date: January 09, 2010 12:13PM
awesome!! thanks a bunch! never gave that a thought!!

Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: silvereagle
Date: January 09, 2010 08:07PM
I was wondering how do i look for cellar holes in my area?thanks

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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: January 10, 2010 05:06AM
I would say,try to find maps with old houses showing,this will probably be old quadrangle maps.
they are hard to find,i actually have found some on terra server.
http://terraserver-usa.com/
the thing is,you have to know there was an old house there at one time,usually leads you hear from someone.
then look for it on terraserver.
i also compare old maps to newer ones,if a house,Depicted by a tiny black square,shows on an older map,
but not on a newer one,you can bet its not there anymore,but if you know it was there at one time,
do an overlay on google earth,go find it,sometimes,all that will be there is an old cellar hole or foundation.
Hope this helps.
Harold



Missouri




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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: BARKER
Date: January 19, 2010 04:19PM
HI Folks; Thanks Bob. I'm now a new user for this program. have not tried it yet but I know I'll like it. Thanks for your hard work. It's not taken for granted. I'm just returning to detecting after a long time out due to a serious injury and I'm dying to get back in the field. We are frozen in now here in Boston with the snow but it will be digging time in about 10 weeks or so.Gives me a lot of time to do research ha ha.Anyway I will be a constant guest here. Thanks. Its great to be back. PEACE:RONB

Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: Steve from Iowa
Date: February 20, 2010 09:14PM
Does anyone know how to make the overlay transparent?

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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: wvrick
Date: November 21, 2010 09:00AM
Nice tool, thanks for all the info!

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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: November 22, 2010 04:49PM
You are very welcome.



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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: goverton
Date: December 07, 2010 05:53AM
Thanks,
I was able to overlay the old plat map on top of Google Earth and line it up.
Then I overlayed my Treasure Map over both the above maps
.......Now I can find old and new land marks a lot easier and make pics of them.....

Cool

Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: Yooper14
Date: January 01, 2011 07:40PM
This is one of the most useful tools I've EVER found! Grab and old topo image, overlay it, and you can get immediate access to all sorts of great stuff. Best of all is you get exact coordinates to old cellar holes! I'm scoring big with this...glad to see the idea being shared.

Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: goverton
Date: January 17, 2011 06:21AM
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Steve from Iowa
Does anyone know how to make the overlay transparent?

When adding a Photo overlay on to Google Earth, there is a slider that will make it transparent.

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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: LabradorBob
Date: January 18, 2011 05:30PM
Yes,If you go to your places section on the left and find it ,Right click on it and choose properties to bring it up again!

Labradorbob



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Re: Overlaying images on Google Earth:Part1
Posted by: MenotomyMaps
Date: February 27, 2011 12:04PM
Yes, great stuff.
I'm doing it with old aerial photos, too:

http://menotomymaps.com/projects.asp

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