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How to place a photo in Google Earth

There are several ways to upload photos to Google Earth, for others to see:

The easiest is to upload it to Panoramio, and assigning it a location, with the disadvantage that they take time to be visualized in Google Earth, because the updates are done every so often.

Another way is to place it inside kml files and share them, let's see the steps:

1. Creating the kml

To do this, within Google Earth objects are created with the commands for creating a point, polygon, route or Overlay image


To save the kml file it is done with “file / save place as “, the difference between a kml and a kmz is that the second one is a more compressed format.

2. Adding the Image

The image as embedded object is added as follows:

  • Step 1:  you touch the object, and you select right button, properties
  • Step 2: In the “description” tag, enter the following code:

Photo on google earth

  • Step 3: In the field url copies the address of the image you want to display, for example:–minas-005.jpg
    Images should be stored somewhere, you can use Googlepages, Picasa or Flickr to do so; The important thing is that they have directions to recognize them.
  • Step 4: In the width field you place the width, for example 150
    This way the label would be:
    <img src=”–minas-005.jpg” width=”150″/>
  • Step 5: Click on the “accept” button
    To see how it is, just click on the point and the image should be displayed.

Image on google earh

3. Sharing the file

To upload the file and make it visible on the network, in the left panel, where you can see the file, you right-click and choose “share/publish”. This brings up a Keyhole page, which allows you to save the kml.

You should be registered for this.

Once the file has been uploaded, the option to view it with Google Earth or Google Maps is enabled. In case you want to share them, these are the urls that you should promote.

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If you want to add hyperlinks and miquis maybe you need to learn the basics of html, how to be

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if you want it to be displayed on a new page you add target=”_blank”, if you don't add it it will be displayed on the same browser page.
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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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  31. Hello, the subject was super, the one in the photo, I did not know it and it seems very simple according to your explanation. I have another question, suppose I have several images within a single point, I want to view them, in the same way a file, eg a ppt, can be viewed referring to a particular site (example disk D: / document and settings /… etc , something like hotlinks or referral links)


  32. That's good, thank you, I think I understand the basics.

  33. I'm going to leave a comment my conmentary is that I did not understand much so I'm going to resicnar not to upload my photo

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