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6:20 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not sure where to put this exsactly but is there a way to add links to an address on a website that would work with Google Earth? Similar to how people add links to mapquest.
6:51 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I haven't used Google Earth yet, but if by chance you meant Google Maps... When you type in an address and it is located on the map, there is a link on the right side of the page that says, "Link to this page."
2:55 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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nope I mean google earth
[earth.google.com ]
We're having our annual scrambles at a golfcourse in Vernon(we use a different course each year.) I would just like a link on our page that would give people ointerested an areal view of the course. If I can't link to it then I figured I'd just take a screen shot.
6:19 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I figured it outyou can do it. you have to get the kmz file from google earth(I got it from an e-mail attachment) then just link to it like you would any regular file. when clicked It will then open the file with the google earth software(as long as it is installed on the users computer
8:02 am on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have posted a similar question in another thread.
[webmasterworld.com...]

as a matter of fact, if i put such a test.kmz file onto my website and try to open it from a link, my browser switches from .kmz to .zip in the download-dialog-box. It does not do so if I try any of the links on
[earth.google.com...]

Yet noone could tell me how to fix this. My latest guess was it could have to do with the mime-type-declarations of my hosters webserver. I mailed to them yesterday but received no answer yet.

It also does not work on my local apache webserver. what should i do to test my hypothesis? change http.conf? If yes, how (I'm not an expert and quite happy apache runs at all...)?

Besides, I found that google earth has received such a tremendous respose within the internet-community in only six weeks, that I'd be very happy if Brett would dedicate an extra forum to it inside the google world.

2:59 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Besides, I found that google earth has received such a tremendous respose within the internet-community in only six weeks, that I'd be very happy if Brett would dedicate an extra forum to it inside the google world.

I agree. I didn't know where to put my question at first. I have a feeling that a google earth forum will proabaly be the next forum born.

3:56 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> I didn't know where to put my question at first.

Yep. Exactly.

What did you find out doing research on your initial question? Is there anything that might help me as well?

4:37 pm on Aug 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ok. I made a test and it works:
I added this line

AddType application/vnd.google-earth.kmz kmz

to my httpd.conf file under apache on my localhost.
Now google earth opens automatically if i click on a link to a .kmz-file.

However this advice is without warranty, I'm not an expert configuring apache. Maybe someone more sophisticated may confirm this.

 

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