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Placing a video in Google Earth

I get a question, in which someone wants to upload a video to Google Earth, I understand that it seeks to indicate routes and add a video to them. Let's see something that can be done and that our Mexican friends could apply, it looks a lot like the Put a picture.

Embed a video from Youtube

Assuming that I want to indicate in the story "Out of sight", If the place he refers to, in Montelimar, Nicaragua; Says that in La Casona was the song by Alex Ubago called "Screams of Hope".

We go to Youtube, choose the video and then select the code to insert and make copy.

Upload a video to google earth

Then in Google Earth, we place a placemark, right mouse button and select "properties".

In the description we place the YouTube code with embedded video and we do "accept".

Upload a video to google earth

Now you click, there we have it. It's definitely a great song;).

Upload a video to google earth


Embed a video to a route

Suppose that now I want to do the same but not to a point but a route and with a video that is not from YouTube. The important thing is to know where the file is, because if you are going to share it on the web with others, it must be available with a known url. In this case I will do it with a swf format, which is a compiled flash; avi videos are not recommended as these formats do not run on the browser but must be downloaded locally; anyway, there are a lot of avi to swf converters out there.

Now let's see, I want to place the video that I showed you before of features with Geographics, this one is stored here:


And I want to show it on the route from the pool bridge to the place where the girl saw the storms in the sky. We make the route with the normal trace button, and we put almost the same YouTube code on it, removing what we do not require since some labels are parameters for that website.

<embed src="/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sig_visualizar_features.swf"type =" application / x-shockwave-flash "allowscriptaccess =" always "allowfullscreen =" true "width ="320"height ="265">

Notice that the code just says that the file type flash, 320 × 265 is displayed ... period. What is marked in bold can be changed to taste, which would be the direction of the video and the size.

Upload a video to google earth 


And there they have it, it seems like it was yesterday ... and could even stir the same chills.

Upload a video to google earth

Share on the Internet

To save the individual file, click with the right mouse button and choose "save as", so that kmz or kml file can be sent by mail or uploaded to a website. Also the file can have several lines or points, that is in the Google Earth readme.

Once stored somewhere, it can even be seen on Google Maps, just copy the URL of the kmz in the Google Maps browser and go.

This is the url of this file:


Although you can not see the video there, there is a link to see it in Google Earth.

Upload a video to google earth

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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