Even more resources to help you use Google mapping tools
There are many ways for you to stay connected with Google Earth Outreach, seek additional technical help and learn more about Google mapping tools, beyond this site. Below you'll find a list of online resources we've handpicked for you.
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Google Earth Help Forum for Non-profits and Educators
Post a question to the discussion forum to reach the Google Earth Outreach team and other non-profit users.
Share content and layers in this open forum
Technical KML developer help
Google Earth Outreach Developer Marketplace
If you need to hire a developer to build your map, visit the Google Earth Outreach Developer Marketplace to find a recommended list of developers.
Explore help centers, user guides and other reference materials for Google mapping tools.
Tools and Resources
These selected tools are extremely useful for non-profit mapping.
Tools from Google
Spreadsheet Mapper 2.0
Create your own layer of placemarks using Google Docs.
Embed KML Gadget
Embed a Google Earth KML file on your website or blog using this gadget.
Embed Tour Gadget
Embed a Google Earth KML tour file on your website or blog using this gadget.
KML Interactive Sampler
Practice your KML editing using this Google Earth Plug-in tool.
Free tool for creating ESRI shapefiles to KML
Tool for creating regionated image tiles
Advanced software for importing/exporting GIS data to/from Google Earth
Free software for creating screen-capture movies
Free software for converting GPS data to/from Google Earth.
Google Earth Photo
Free software for easily using geo-tagged photos in Google Earth.
Helpful Articles and Books
Plan Your Project
If you're thinking of creating a map for your cause, use this guide to help you plan your project
- Non-Profit Geo Strategies, by Mano Marks, published on TechSoup
- Field Guide to Humanitarian Mapping
- Maps 2.0 Resources from Humaninet
- A Rough Google Earth Guide (872kB PDF) form Mercy Corps
- KML Handbook