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Old 4th Jun 2020, 18:02
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Google Earth Again

I upgraded my Google Earth to G E Pro. My old W7 wasn't up to speed with the latest gizmos so it wouldn't work. Eventually I found an site where I could download the old Google Earth so now it is running. There are a couple of things that I miss from my previous one and I cannot find out how to reload them.

Years ago someone on this site showed everybody how to put all the wartime airfields on GE and they stayed there as a tool.

The other thing is that the history tab only goes back to 2008 and I want to go back further like what I used to.

Has anybody any ideas?
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 19:54
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https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/pa...446&ClubID=460

"Map and database

Click this link to open the map in a new window

The database used to com ..."

Click the three dots on the side panel and choose download KML.

You can load this into GE.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 19:58
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Attached is the KMZ file in a zip file - PPRuNe didn't like the KMZ ???

KML and KMZ are interchangble. Z is a ZIPPED version of L. You can unzip it with any unzipper and get the L which is a MUCH LARGER text file.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 20:01
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What you need are placemark files which come as .kml files and many are available online

These are added as follows:

Import your KML map data into Google Earth
  1. Using the web browser on your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. On the left, click Projects .
  3. Click the New Project button. To add a file directly to your computer, select Import KML File.
  4. Select the KML file you'd like to view.

Google search will reveal plenty available for download

e.g. Downloads - UK Airfields
UK Airfield Catalogue

Once loaded into Google Earth, these overrides can be switched on or off using a tick box in the side panel under "places"
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Is that supposed to be an exhaustive list? No Silverstone for a start, opened in 1943
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 19:02
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Originally Posted by BluffOldSeaDog View Post
Is that supposed to be an exhaustive list? No Silverstone for a start, opened in 1943
Silverstone does not appear to be in the list I posted. I have no knowledge of WW2 airfields.

I think that the Rotary Club of Cambridge are aiming for a complete list of WW2 airfields. I have no connection to them however I think that they would be interested in any contributions. See the web page for some details including a contact.

https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/pa...446&ClubID=460
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Thank you everybody. I have all the wartime airfields on and also the photo maps that go back to 1945.
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 19:20
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There are also two wikipedia pages

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...Force_stations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...Force_stations

They have links to articles about the stations where such articles exist. At least some of the articles contain coordinates.
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