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    Overview
    Aerial Visuals uses Google Maps extensively for the location maps and other mapping services. If you have any suggestions regarding how Aerial Visuals can improve the use of Google Maps in the Locator please contact Aerial Visuals.




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    Aerial Visuals Maps
    Using Aerial Visuals Maps to obtain Coordinates:
    Step 1: Start with a map displayed on an Aerial Visuals page. This procedure will not work with Google Maps outside of Aerial Visuals.

    Step 2: Using the Google pan (click and drag) and zoom features (controls at the top left or a double left click to zoom in), go to the area of interest.


    Step 3: Click the satellite button to obtain a satellite image of the area


    Step 4: Zoom in and pan to the specific location.


    Step 5: Place the pointer just north of the target position and
    RIGHT CLICK.


    Step 6: Select the the coordinates and copy the text to to your clipboard for use in other applications.




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    Google Earth
    Obtaining Google Earth: Google Earth download HERE.


    Using Google Earth to Get Coordinates (Method #1):
    Step 1: Click the "Fly To" button near the top left side of the screen.

    Step 2: Enter a location into the Fly To text box like "Ottawa, Ontario, Canada".

    Step 3: Hit enter on your keyboard or click the search button.

    Step 4: Wait for Google Earth to zoom into in. When you get close you can zoom in and out using the wheel on your mouse. You can also move the earth image around using the hand pointer by clicking and dragging.

    Step 5: When you get close to what you are looking for place the hand pointer over the site you want the coordinates for, and read the coordinates from the bottom left corner of the image.



    Using Google Earth to Get Coordinates (Method #2):
    Step 1: Follow steps 1 through 4 above in Method #1.

    Step 2: Double click the place mark tool represented by the .

    Step 3: You should now see somthing that looks like this...


    Step 4: Move the flashing pin (click, hold and drag) to the location for which you would like the coordinates (usually just above the aircraft/building/site in the image).

    Step 5: Copy the latitude and longitude coordinates from the new placemark dialog box. .


    Emailing a Place Mark to Aerial Visuals:
    Step 1: Follow steps 1 through 4 of Method #2 above

    Step 2: It is suggested you fill out the "Name" and "Description" boxes of the new placemark diaglog box and click "OK".

    Step 3: Right click on the placemark on the image and choose email.

    Step 4: Follow the prompts to send the email and user "Aerial Visuals Locator" in the subject line. If you have not previously emailed Aerial Visuals then Contact Aerial Visuals to obtain the email address.



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    Google Maps
    Using Google Maps to Obtain Coordinates:
    Step 1: Go to the Google Website.

    Step 2: Click the "Maps" link.

    Step 3: Enter a location into the search engine like "Ottawa, Ontario, Canada".

    Step 4: Press Enter on your keyboard or click the Search Now button.

    Step 5: When the page stops loading you can move the image around using the hand pointer by clicking and dragging. You can also zoom in and out using the mouse wheel, or by using the zoom controls at the top left corner.

    Step 6: When you get close to what you are looking for switch over to the satellite image by clicking the "Satellite" button in the top right corner of the image.

    Step 7: Zoom in and out to find the exact position, then double click on that position to center it in the image. A double click will also zoom in.

    Step 8: Click the "Email" link above the top left corner of the image.

    Step 9: An email will open with a link in it. The link may look like...
    http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Ottawa,+Ontario,,+Canada&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=45.458626,-75.645043&spn=0.004335,0.012124&om=1

    Step 10: In this example the coordinates are "45.458626,-75.645043".

    Note: You can then send this email to Aerial Visuals. Please use "Aerial Visuals Locator" in the subject line. If you have not previously emailed Aerial Visuals then Contact Aerial Visuals to obtain the email address.

    Note: Instead of the email link in Step 9, you can also click the "Link to this page" link just to the right. This option will provide you with the ability to copy the the same link to the clipboard.




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    Other Mapping Tools
    Often the satellite images provided by Google Earth and Google Maps are too poor to be useful. When this is the case the following tool can be used to obtain satellite images...

    1) Mapquest - An on-line tool equivilant to Google Maps. Go To
    2) Microsoft's Virtual Earth - A desk top tool equivilant to Google Earth. Download Here
    3) Microsoft's Live Search - An on-line tool equivilant to Google Maps. Go To
    4) Yahoo's Local Map - An on-line tool equivilant to Google Maps. Go To

    These tools do not provide or interpret latitude and longitude coordinates, so they are somewhat less useful. However in some cases the satellite images are better than what is provided by Google. When used with the Google tools these map tools can be useful.



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