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wwjd wrote on 2/5/2015, 1:23 PM
nice. I've used the free one forever, be interesting to see what the PRO level adds
bdg wrote on 2/5/2015, 1:28 PM
Not sure what I'm doing wrong but Earth Pro wants my user name and licence key even though it says it is free...
Birk Binnard wrote on 2/5/2015, 2:40 PM
Just type in your email address for name; the the license key is GEPFREE. For more details just Google "Install Google Earth Pro."

Basically it looks like they have ditched the free version and replaced it with the now free Pro version,
bdg wrote on 2/5/2015, 5:05 PM
Thanks, that did it!
MikeyDH wrote on 2/6/2015, 8:43 AM
How would you move your points and paths from the previous version? Does anyone know?
Rich Parry wrote on 2/26/2015, 11:26 PM
If there are any Google Earth Pro experts out there, got any ideas to fix this problem.

I’ve made a flyover movie consisting of nearly 20 Placemarks. The flyover looks good but I get pauses at each placemark. In the options menu I set “Wait at Features” to 0 seconds, but GEP still flies to a placemark and pauses for about 3 seconds at each placemark.

How do I remove the placemark pauses so that the flyover is continuous? Here is the video

https://vimeo.com/120446802
SecondWind-SK wrote on 2/27/2015, 10:16 AM
Edit out the pauses?
Rich Parry wrote on 2/27/2015, 12:58 PM
When you say "edit out the pauses", I assume you mean in Vegas. That solution although works, it strikes me as a kludge for a few reasons.

It's tedious, what if I had 100 placemarks
Any changes I make in GEP will result in re-edit
And most of all, I will loose the smooth experience of flight since the flying algorithm start and stop are fairly complex.

I am grateful for your suggestion, but I don't think it will work well. However, later today I will use your suggestion which I have been avoiding. I was hoping for a more elegant solution.

more later,
Rich
xberk wrote on 2/27/2015, 2:16 PM
Can't help you with Google Earth but I found your video interesting with all the nice shots of American Samoa. It's such a beautiful place that so few ever see.

Couldn't resist uploading my video of our day there a few years ago. Wished we could have stayed longer.

American Samoa 6 min

Paul

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riredale wrote on 2/28/2015, 2:14 PM
Very nice video footage, both of you.

And I learned something. "Pago-Pago" is pronounced "Pango-Pango."

According to Answers.com:

"...Early Christian missionaries to the islands carried printing presses and movable type so they could produce phonetic bibles in the local language. Because the language spoken in the islands is pronounced with an "n" following every "a," they didn't bring enough n's. It was just implied: every time you see an "a," treat it as "an."

So there you go.
xberk wrote on 2/28/2015, 6:34 PM
Thanks. It is interesting about the "n" in Pango being missing. We heard it both ways when we were there. Our friend Ronnie who lived there for about a year used Pago Pago --- no "n" ..

I just checked HowjSay.com .. It has it three ways.

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Soniclight wrote on 3/1/2015, 8:12 PM
Thanks for the info on Pro going free, but here is my question:

What if any does this change in terms of copyrights/royalties?

I always credit sources in my work, but credits is one thing, royalties another. So does this now mean use of i.e. flyovers and zoom-ins, etc. can be used without paying Google or the company that actually converts NASA and other satellite data into the database of GE and GE Pro?

Before it went free, companies or individuals paid various package levels for Pro (lowest was in the USD $450 or so level) so as to use it in presentations, websites, etc.

I used to use the free NASA Worldwind and Celestia for this kind of planetary overflight and stuff that were using NASA imagery servers directly and so there was no issue except a requirement to credit NASA. But this situation is different for both Google and the company that compiled and designed GE and GE Pro are not non-profits.

In short, has GE Pro become public domain of sorts? I have as of yet not found and updated version post-made-free of terms of use for it.

~ Philip
Soniclight wrote on 3/5/2015, 6:55 PM
Bump. Would like some input on my last posting. Thanks.
xberk wrote on 3/5/2015, 8:44 PM
Complex question about use of Google Earth Pro (as are any questions concerning rights, royalties etc.) .. some answers might be here:

Use of Google Earth



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Soniclight wrote on 3/7/2015, 3:12 AM
Thanks for info. Yes, it is a bit complex, but from what I got from that relates to video/film, it requires inclusion of credits during the entire fly-over or sequence rather ruins the ethos of a non-documentary type video-film. Visually distracting.