Google Earth

Google Earth – Creating a Zoom Movie

By February 5, 2010 One Comment

A quick post as few years ago we wrote a tutorial on creating a ‘zoom’ movie from Google Earth, it involved all sort of issues with paths and local caches and reversing frames. Nowadays its simply a case of ‘right clicking’ in Google Earth and dragging the mouse:

Google Earth Zoom from digitalurban on Vimeo.

Google Earth fixes on the location (in our case the CASA offices) so you can drag back and forwards for a smooth zoom in/out. The movie was recorded using Snapz Pro on a Mac but any screen recording tool would do. Its nice to know that this is so much simpler now, although slightly worrying that i almost take a digital earth zooming out and back in at high resolution within 15 seconds for granted…


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

One Comment

  • Yee Mei says:

    That’s pretty cool. I imagined it would be more complex that that.
    I’m about to make an MGM production out of a tour of my suburbs!