How to view in Google Earth?

Where can I find a tutorial on how to view my maps in Google Earth?

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hi @Chris_Unrau

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

  1. Export your data : http://support.dronedeploy.com/docs/exporting-your-data
    (you can read more about data exports here : http://support.dronedeploy.com/docs/data-export-formats )

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

Please note that some users said recently they were experiencing issues with kml files, and we are looking into this issue.

Thank you!
-Neema

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Neema,

A short workaround is to take the .TIF file and place it on Google Earth then save place as KMZ/KML. My gut tells me the user will retain a higher quality overlay file in that current workaround than the KB size KML that is currently provided in export, at least has been my experience so far. Thanks for such an awesome product!!

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Ah, good tip, thanks!

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As I understood, I can do it only in Google earth,
but if I’m changing to maps, then my map is not showed in Google maps?

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Neema, can you give more details on how to do this? Trying to open a Tif export in Google EArth for measuring, etc.

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So is it possible to upload the 3D Map into Google Earth which will be available for viewing by other people looking that that area of the globe? Like as per a Sketchup model or something?

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I’ve found that if I export the mission as a TIFF with tiles, then I can view the resulting download in GE easy peazy.
I unzip the export file from DD, and then load the individual KML files into GE. Afterwards I save all of those KMLs into a KMZ file for others to view. You can also annotate these files easily.
Only problem is that the tiles can be as large as 35-50Mb each which can bog down the initial download to GE. Once it’s downloaded tho, performance is great, and the pan, zoom & rotate of GE is da best! Here’s a typical screen grab;

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Neema,
Ive been successful viewing ortho maps in GE but I need to be able to do the same with a 3D model. This is the easiest platform for clients to quickly see the product w/o having to sign up for something.
Can you share specific steps to get this done please.
Thanks
jpj

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Unfortunately it’s not possible at this time. Ever since Trimble purchased Sketchup you can no longer use it to export to Google Earth. Even so, drone surfaces contain too many triangles (too much data) to be viewed in Google Earth, not even including the texture files.

Wouldn’t it be possible to send your client the view-only link from DroneDeploy? They would be able to see even more than just the model… They don’t even need a DroneDeploy account.