Sunday, December 17, 2006

Setting a Home View

File this under "neat feature many users don't know about". You can set a home view in Google Earth. This works much like a home page does in your web browser; each time you open Google Earth, the 3D viewer displays the exact same location and perspective you set. To do this in Version 4:
  1. Create a new placemark or open an existing one.
  2. Navigate and tilt the 3D viewer to the exact perspective you want.
  3. Right-click (CTRL click on the Mac) the placemark and select Snapshot View from the pop-up menu.
  4. Rename the placemark "default".
Each time you restart Google Earth, the application zooms to this placemark and view. Note that if you are using the Santa Tracker, you need to uncheck this folder for your home view to work.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Ahh excellent tip, had become tired of GE always opening to show the USA, now shows New Zealand.