Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth is free software from Google that allows the user to view satellite images of the entire globe, and even other portions of the solar system. It also provides the user the ability to add data to the map including photographic overlays and user drawn images. In order to use Google Earth, you must first download it from Google. To do so, click here. It is a free program and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Once you’ve downloaded the program, simply open it and you can explore the globe. To view our data, download it using the link below, then save it to your computer. To open the file just double click on it and Google Earth will automatically open the file. Once open, you can have the file open every time you open Google Earth simply by dragging it from “Temporary Places” to “My Places” in the navigation box on the left side of the screen. Now you can simply open Google Earth and it will automatically open the file provided you have not relocated it.

Once Google Earth is open, double click on an item in the left-hand navigation box and Google Earth will zoom straight to that item. You can choose to turn on any number of layers at the same time by clicking the check boxes. To add data, first choose what type of data is best. You can easily add a point, path, polygon, or picture overlay. Then click the corresponding button on the top toolbar. Type in a name and description in the pop up box and then click on the map where you want to add the data (without closing the box!). Once you are done, click “OK” and your data will be on the map. You can arrange them in different folders on the left by dragging and dropping or right click to add a new folder.

Download our Google Earth Data

All of the work we have done in Google Earth is available in KMZ format and is about 110MB in size.  You can download it here.

List of Project Data Mapped in Google Earth

  • Proposed Sidewalk
  • Indlovu Center
  • High Mast Lights
    • Current
    • Under Construction
    • Proposed
  • 2007 Aerial Photograph Overlayed
  • Sections of the Park are labeled
  • 2-meter Topographical Contours
  • Storm Water Problem Areas