Now that I know this integration (of sorts) with Google Earth exists,
I would like to be able to exploit it to the fullest extent. However,
there is no field in Deed Files for an "end date." I assume this is
why the same date field, "Dat," is translated into both the <begin>
and <end> dates for each property in a KML <Timespan>.
If DeedMapper could process both a purchase date (current Dat field),
and an optional new subsequent "sale date" field, the Timespan feature
in Google Earth could be used to actually "slide through time" on any
given property, having it appear at date A, then dissappear/reappear
under new ownership at date B, etc.
What do you think?
On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 22:10, David Martin <martin.d.r(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The slider bar has zoom buttons on it. Just slide the two to the general timeframe you
want and then zoom in for more precision on the slide controls.
On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 10:13, John Matviya <jjmatv(a)comcast.net> wrote:
> The time slider is great but moves too fast - is there a way to slow the
> speed down?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: deed-mapper-users-bounces(a)rootsweb.com
> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of David Martin
> Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:43 AM
> To: deed-mapper-users(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: Re: [DMU] KML files
> I remember noticing the "save as KML" option before, but for some reason I
> never tried it... This is great! Thanks for the tip, Carl.
> The timeline slider is actually a great tool--especially if you have
> traced the same property through several sales subsequent to the original
> patent (as I have). There are actually two sliders on the bar for beginning
> and end dates to display. If you slide one all the way to the left and the
> other all the way to the right, every property will be displayed.
> I have tried to send screen captures to fellow researchers before, but could
> never find an easy way to show how properties changed hands over time. This
> KML feature (plus Google Earth) is definitely the answer!
> Thanks again,
> On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 11:57, John <pjohndeb(a)verizon.net> wrote:
> > Carl
> > Yes I have done that. You must download the Google Earth program first
> > free). Open deedmapper, save file as KML. Open Google Earth click on file,
> > click open , find your KML file, click and it magically appears. On the
> > version I have the plats are displayed in a timeline, that is you must
> > advance the pointer and the plats appear in the chronological order of
> > their
> > patent/deed date. It took me awhile to discover this little quirk and I
> > originally thought all the plats didn't load. I wish they would all appear
> > at once, if anyone knows how to do this please advise.
> > John
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Carl Moore" <moore44(a)attglobal.net>
> > To: <DEED-MAPPER-USERS(a)rootsweb.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:07 AM
> > Subject: [DMU] KML files
> > >I have read, with interest, archived messages on this forum relating
> > > to procedures for overlaying DeedMapper plots on top of a
> > > topographical map. These range from the fairly simple -- printing a
> > > transparency of the same scale as the underlying map -- to more exotic
> > > procedures which involve scaling downloaded topo maps to the same size
> > > as the DeedMapper plot.
> > >
> > > I have seen no discussion of exporting a plot or plots as a kml file
> > > for use with Google Earth. Has anyone used this procedure? (See
> > > DeedMapper 4.0 Help/Contents/Exporting your work/KML format).
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > Carl Moore