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Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places?

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Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? The Reverend 9/17/09 12:24 PM
Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places?  I'm dying to have My Places just auto sync between multiple computers.  This would be a such a killer feature.  I know I can export, but syncing is the true killer feature.  If we had to export contacts, calendar, or even email we would go bonkers trying to keep our life synced.
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? barryhunter 9/18/09 4:21 AM
I have prototype system working (I use it between computers) - but never really got round to completing the concept. 

It uses SVN to work so is not trivial to setup, but I guess with a bit of work could be made easy to use.
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Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? barryhunter 4/1/10 11:18 AM
Ah since, then have given up and used


 Just make the folder that Google Earth stores myplaces.kml a Dropbox. 

On windows XP its 
C:\Documents and Settings\{USERNAME}\Application Data\Google\GoogleEarth
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? barryhunter 4/1/10 11:19 AM
I've also heard there is a iPhone app for dropbox. And posssibly the iPhone version of GEarth can open kml files!
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? Faustius 6/24/10 11:07 AM
I also am looking for more of a "sync" solution.  I have an inhouse guy and a field guy.  They both make updates and both need each other changes. So the dropbox solution really doesn't work well because one of them will lose their changes.  

If there was a way to "sync" so that both could get changes, that would be fantastic.
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? Jaakko H. 8/26/10 9:04 AM
@barryhunter: Using a sync service is an excellent idea albeit a kind of a work-around. I've been using Dropbox for most of my sync (& online back up) purposes for nearly two years but also Sugarsync for some purposes.

And for this purpose I'd warmly recommend using something other than Dropbox. The thing is as Dropbox users know that DBox allows you to have only one folder (and its subfolders) synced: The My Dropbox folder. Now, this is fine if you're only using the  service for syncing GE landmarks but it doesn't really work nicely if you're using it for something else, too.

That said, Sugarsync has been my choice for those situations where I want to sync something outside of My Dropbox (which I keep either on my Desktop or in My Documents (depending on my other backup setup of a given computer). As implied here, Sugarsync allows you to have multiple sync folders sprinkled around your computer.
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? WichitaInsurance 8/26/10 9:30 PM
I'm really surprised it doesn't exist yet cuz i would really love to see this happen!
I' have also heard there is a iPhone app for dropbox and I'm looking forward to this over-due upgrade!

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Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? paulc 9/28/10 11:25 AM
@barryhunter Thanks for the dropbox hint, that is pretty simple. I would really like to be able to MERGE libraries of places together. Is it as simple as opening each kml, and building a master one?
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? Beugnen 4/9/11 5:59 PM
dropbox while useful is not the answer.  thats like saying "put all your browser bookmarks in dropbox" and noone does that anymore with google bookmark sync and opera sync
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? rohitghali 6/14/11 10:22 AM
I was just thinking the same and searched for it and found this... would love it if sync feature is available...
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? oglakci 8/31/11 2:51 PM
I pin the places I visit like restaurants and pubs into Google Earth and enter descriptions and tips for myself for future reference. I'd love to have that data always available on my iPhone on Google Earth. I was looking for a solution for this and come across this thread. This sync feature with the iPhone app or other copies of Google Earth on different machines is something I am after too! Please get this done Google!
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? oglakci 9/1/11 2:22 PM
ok here's my work around and it's brilliant for what i want to achieve (which is just in the above post). i installed and configured dropbox as barryhunter suggested. i also installed the iphone app and that's it! i open the kml file from dropbox in my iphone and it takes me to google earth app on iphone and i can see all my places, brilliant!
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Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? erpece 6/29/12 12:30 AM
I use Dropbox and the MKLINK dos-command to sync the Myplaces.kml fille between computers. This is how I did it (for Windows 7):
  • close GE in case it is running
  • make a Google Earth subdir in your Dropbox folder. For example: "C:\Users\[your user-id]\AppData\LocalLow\Dropbox\GoogleEarth\"
  • IMPORTANT: the Dropbox subdir MUST be on the same drive as the original GE subdir!
  • Windows 7: go to "C:\Users\[your user-id]\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth"
  • copy Myplaces.kml to the Dropbox folder "C:\Users\[your user-id]\AppData\LocalLow\Dropbox\GoogleEarth\"
  • make a backup of your Myplaces.kml and store it in a safe location as a backup in case you screw up
  • delete Myplaces.kml in "C:\Users\[your user-id]\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth"
  • go to the Start menu, type CMD in the search box, do NOT hit enter
  • right-click CMD.EXE and click on 'run as administrator'. you will now get the DOS box
  • type MKLINK /H "C:\Users\[your user-id]\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml" "C:\Users\[your user-id]\AppData\LocalLow\Dropbox\GoogleEarth\myplaces.kml"
  • the creation of a file hard link is confirmed
  • type EXIT to close the DOS box

GE will think Myplaces.kml is still in the original location, but it is in fact not there but in the Dropbox folder. You must repeat the above for every PC you want GE to sync with. 

NOTE:
  • only do this if you understand what you're doing
  • this sync trick is not intended for concurrent use of GE on the synced computers. Make sure only 1 computer is running GE  at any given moment
Re: Is or when will their be a way to sync Google Earth Places? easygoindfw 12/5/12 7:14 PM
Being it's a Google product, I'm frankly kind of surprised that it doesn't sync up with all your other Google shit... kept in the cloud somewhere.  guess not.  Oh well.. unfortunate.