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Geographic Toolbox

The Geographic toolbox contains tools for interacting with a Global Positioning System (GPS) or Google Earth. Included are tools for:

  • Selecting a geographic coordinate system.
  • Accessing a GPS.
  • Defining a Google Earth placemark location in a model.
  • Placing models in Google Earth.
  • Capturing a Google Earth image.
  • Matching the viewing location in Promis.e to that in Google Earth, and vice-versa.
  • Playing a camera animation in Google Earth.

All tools in a toolbox are not always visible by default. To see all tools, right-click in the toolbox and select Show All from the menu.

To Select in the Geographic toolbox
Select a geographic coordinate system from a library of predefined geographic coordinate systems.

Select Geographic Coordinate System
Access a Global Positioning System (GPS) connected to your computer.

Global Positioning System (GPS)
Export geometry to Google Earth.

Export Google Earth (KML) File
Capture a Google Earth image.

Capture Google Earth image
Define a Google Earth Placemark Monument in a model.

Define Placemark Monument
Navigate Google Earth to the current view.

Synchronize Google Earth View
Match the current view to the current Google Earth view location.

Follow Google Earth View
Control settings and operation of the export and capture image functions.

Google Earth Settings
Play a camera animation in Google Earth.

Play Camera Animation in Google Earth
Open Google Maps with the selected location in the center of the map.

Open Google Maps