Google Earth?


#1

Is it possible to import the 3D maps I create into Google Earth?


#2

Hi Dave,

Via this thread How to view in Google Earth?, here’s how to do this:

To view your maps in Google Earth, you’ll need to do the following:

Export your data : http://support.dronedeploy.com/v1.0/docs/exporting-your-data108
(you can read more about data exports here : http://support.dronedeploy.com/docs/data-output-formats-v246 )

Import into Google Earth:https://support.google.com/mymaps/answer/3024836?hl=en

Please let me know if this works.


#3

Thank you I’ll have a look.


#4

No problem, Dave. Let me know how it goes and if you need anything else.


#5

So Google Earth says that I can import CSV, TSV, KML, KMZ, GPX, or XLSX files. However DroneDeploy exports a .OBJ file so I’m a bit stumped…?


#6

Hi Dave,

This enables you to put an .OBJ in Sketchup. https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/simlab-obj-importer-sketchup

Once it is in Sketchup you may be able to take it into Google Earth.

There’s also this:
http://freegeographytools.com/2008/converting-3d-objects-into-google-earth-format

Please let me know if you need anything else.

-Kara


#7

hi Kara,

I hope youre well. im having problems exporting and opening anything up on google earth…so far all i can open up is the elevation output…i ideally want to open up the orthomosaic and a 3D output if at all possible…all i get are the big red X’s. i would be most grateful for your assistance… btw i followed the instructions but i cannot open files in sketchup and no combination of opening files is successful. thank you in advance

Bobak9


#8

Hi @Bobak9,

Have you taken a look at Troubleshooting for Exports, especially the section that says “I get a red X on my KML files in Google Earth”?

Cheers,
Christina


#9

The links you shared are dead. Can you share the new ones?


#10

It’s cool if can insert the google earth into the Autopilot.


#11

Hi @Brent,

Here are the updated links for the articles Kara shared. We just updated our Support documentation to version 2 so any posts referencing old support pages will have different, new links.

  1. Exporting Your Data
  2. Data Export Formats

Cheers,
Christina


#12

Thank you for updating them.