Important Remark: This is a prelimiary chapter with sections taken from the QV4 manual. Please note that some of described functions are presently not availabel in QuoVadis 6 !
With QV you can transfer GPS data and map windows to Google Earth®.
First of all, Google Earth® must be installed. It can be obtained free of charge at http://earth.google.com/.
There are several ways for working with Google Earth® in QV.
1. Using the Google Earth Toolbar
You will find four commands in the Google Earth® toolbox which you can also access in the QV main menu bar under Options - Google Earth:
|Centre map cursor||Rotates the Google Earth® globe in order to center the QV map cursor and zoom to the position.|
|Show map window||Projects the current QV map window accuarately into the Google Earth® globe|
|Show marks||Projects all QV marks like waypoints, tracks, routes, geocaches or drawings which are currently displayed in the opened map into Google Earth®.|
|Zoom GE-view in QV||Zooms the map in QV to the currently visible map extent shown in Google Earth®.|
Remark: QV writes the data to a qv*.kml file that is subsequently opened by Google Earth®. As this file is always named the same, Google Earth® will respond for the second time with the following query:
2. Through the Map Export Assistent
In this case you choose the standard utilities of the map export assistant (see chapter Exporting maps). However you will have to choose Google Earth® as destination:
If you want to publish exported maps in the Internet, please make sure that you respect the map manufacturer's copyrights. To do this, You require a written permit from the map copyright holder!
3. Exporting marks and geodata
You can export all routes, tracks and waypoints from QV to Google Earth® . This is done in the QV X-Plorer with the normal export functions.
This is done through a standard Data Export see chapter Export of data. However you must select KML as export format.
Using this option, all style options will be retained.