|Google for Nonprofits Newsletter March 2013|
|March 29, 2013|
This March, Google for nonprofits has been focused on expanding your reach around the world. From new marketing tools helping you get your message around the globe such as Think Insights to Hangouts with the Google Earth Outreach team featuring tips on how to harness the power of Google Earth, we have lots of information to help you get your message farther.
Read on for more information to keep you connected and check out our Google for Nonprofits Google+ page for a world of information tailored to help you reach your goals. Then celebrate with us as we’ve reached Google for Nonprofits’ very own 2nd birthday! Celebrate your impact and join our celebration of two great years of by adding to share your stories at #Heres2You.
This month we were lucky enough to catch up with the entire Google Earth Outreach team via Hangouts on Air.
Nicholas Whitaker, Senior Producer, Google Earth Outreach
Think cinematically. Google Earth is a 3D view of the world, and the more dynamically you navigate within that 3D space the more you will be able to see the real beauty of the program. The human eye has been trained to think in terms of film or cinema these days, so if you cover your topic or tour in that way, you'll keep the viewer more engaged. Mimicking natural movements with your camera shots, or revealing and moving around a location in a cinematic way will fit the expectation that the viewer will already have when watching something fly on the screen.
Making adjustments using the navigation and view controls, in conjunction with snapshot view will allow you to find additional views and angles beyond the automatic views that are presented when you fly to a location.
See the entire interview with Nicholas here.
Allie Lieber, Program Manager Google Earth Outreach
Knowing how to navigate Google Earth can maximize the value you get out it. Try these three tips to see more of the earth, more quickly.
See the entire hangout with Allie here.
Christiaan Adams, Developer Advocate, Google Earth Outreach & Google.org
Don't worry, nobody else can see your content in Google Earth.
Occasionally people ask us whether Google or others can see the content they create in Google Earth. The answer is definitely No. When you create content such as points, lines or polygons in Google Earth, it's just like when you type into your text editor, the content only exists on your local machine, and in order to keep it, you need to save it to your hard drive. Google Earth does need to be connected to the internet in order to download the imagery and other data that you see on the map, but the only thing that gets sent to Google is the background requests for that imagery and data as you pan and zoom around. Nothing that you create in your ‘My Places panel’ gets sent to Google or anyone else, it only exists on your machine.
See the entire interview with Christiaan here.
Want more tips from the Google Earth Outreach team? Check out the full set of videos with the team on our Google for Nonprofits YouTube channel. You can also find more detailed tutorials on the Google Earth Outreach website.
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