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Title: Leone Western - Google Map/Earth virtual tours
Post by: Ramon on June 11, 2012, 10:49:40 AM
Iíve added a new page on my website, Google Map/Google Earth virtual tours of the Leone westerns, enjoy!

http://www.fistfuloflocations.com/virtualtour.html


Title: Re: Leone Western - Google Map/Earth virtual tours
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 18, 2012, 05:00:13 PM
Thanks Ramon!

I've noticed that I need to download a file in order to be able to use your new Google Earth program. Is there any way to use it without
downloading the file? (One of the few firm rules I have is to never download a file in order to use a site -- I am sure your site is trustworthy, I've used and enjoyed it plenty of times; but it's just a general rule out of an abundance of caution,  ;)) So while I'd love to check out the Google Earth program, I can only do so if there is any way to somehow use this program through the site without downloading any files (if not, I guess my alternative would be to go to Google Earth myself and type in the coordinates of each location?)

Thanks for maintaining an awesome site!  O0


Title: Re: Leone Western - Google Map/Earth virtual tours
Post by: Ramon on July 23, 2012, 04:30:08 PM
Thanks for the comment, apologies for late response have been in Spain, taking lots more photos.

The download file is a KML file that contains all of the location data that is needed by Google Earth to display the locations, ie. title, coordinates, photo links etc. Its just a text file containing XML. In fact you can open it in text editor and view it

Double clicking on it will launch Google Earth, alternatively from within Google Earth you can click on File ... Open ... then choose the KML file.

However if you really don't want to open the KML file then just use the Google Map alternative option on the Virtual Tours page.