I just upgraded from 4.0.2722 (Jan 5, 07) to the latest version and the resolution of Placemarks has gone from 6 to 4 decimal places.
Fortunately, I had a copy of the older version and re-installed 4.0.
So, if you use Google Earth for POI's I would not recommend upgrading to 4.1 at this time.
How can I use Google Earth for POI?
lots of places you fcan see the poi you are looking for then you hover your mouse over it and record the lat and long.
You can find locations in Google Earth, save them on your computer, use a program like PoiEdit and load the Google Earth format file, tweak it in PoiEdit if you want to, and then save to a csv file you can then load to your GPSr.
Well first you have to set you need to set the Pointer to read out in a decimal format. Under Tools>Options, 3D View tab, Select the Degrees button in the Show Lat/Long box.
Put a Placemark at the point of interest, right click on the Placemark and select Properties in the drop down menu. You will see the Lat. & Lon. the Edit Placemark window. You then can copy and paste (with out the degree symbol) into a .cvs file.
You could also save the location in a .kml file, then import into PoiEdit then export to a Garmin .cvs file. The accuracy is reduced from 6 to 5 decimal places. If you save multiple Placemarks in a folder, you can do a “save as” and capture all of the points.
PoiEdit can be found at http://www.poiedit.com/
Down loaded above and it crashed my computer-fatal error: believed caused by my vedeo ATI chip set of my laptop. Anyone else with this problem
Will the free version give me lat. & long at any scale?
You have to make the color settings 32 bit on everything and it should work. Google Earth prefers 32 bit color settings
Was in 32 bit. appears laptop memory 16mb not good enough for google earth; are there any other programs simular? Thanks
http://flashearth.com is a browser based equivalent.
This isn't half bad. Thanks for posting it.
Thanks friends for the repsonse!
I will try creating custom POI using the google maps
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