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How to change an icon in Google Earth

Google Earth brings some predefined icons, if we want to change or modify them it is possible, although not always so practical because of the limited capacity of the system to make selection by attributes.

swine flu google earth To do this, you have to right click on the layer in the left panel and select “properties”. Then you have to choose the option to share style and here you can modify it:

  • The thickness of the line
  • Fill or Contour Style
  • Label size
  • Icon size

In the upper area you can select a different icon and see that it is thus possible to define a url of the icon that interests us. Can be swine flu google eartha web address or a local file, by selecting the button "add custom icon".

In this case, I want to use a figure of the piglet housed in my documents:


swine flu google earth 

Thus, for example, if we want to see the same map of the swine flu in the DF area; of course, the crisis is complicated, the marks in purple are confirmed cases, the pink ones are suspicious and there is not a case in each ball but many in the same community.

swine flu google earth

To return to the subject, when changing the icon, this would be the result:

swine flu google earth

It is clear, the inability of Google Earth to make a specific selection prevents you can put piglets of different colors at one stroke.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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