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Post by ksnively » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:13 am

Has anyone done a google earth image as a background? If so, how did you get the world file? I am using state plane 83 oregon north coordinates.

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Post by mlbrack » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:51 am

I don' t think there is any way to get a world file directly from GE. Maybe the pro version but not the free appliation.

If you have ACAD Civil you can import a georeferenced image from GE.

If you want georeferenced photos, check out or

Most open source imagry is going to by UTM, metric, NAD83. You'll have to translate the coordinates somehow to get them to SP. You could do this more or less manually using CORPSON or automatically with ACAD or similar.

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Post by Brian Sloman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:59 am

Hi, I put together a brief article in our Helpdesk a while ago describing how to get this from Google Earth using some helper applications because Google Earth on its own doesn't export the world files, only the image. Or as Mike suggested, there are better sources such as terraserver or the usgs site. ... icleid=296
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