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Property Overview Maps

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by natmag82, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. natmag82

    natmag82 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Hi All,

    I am wanting to create overview maps of all my plow accounts and be able to highlight the parking lots in one color and highlight the sidewalks in another color so my plowers and shovelers know what is their responsibility.

    I have tries using Google Earth and even the trial version of Google Earth Pro, but can't figure out how to make the lines.

    If anyone is familiar with this or has any ideas....I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance!:)
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    Snag It

    I have a app on my PC called Snag It, it allows you to do a screen shot and then you can add text, lines, circles etc..... Then you can save as a PNG, JPEG, PDF, etc...
    This is something very simple but you can make it as detailed as you'd want,

    be1.png
     
  3. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Use Google Earth. Click on File. Click on Save image. Then open your Paint program on your computer. Click File. Click open. And there ya go.
     
  4. Oxmow

    Oxmow Senior Member
    Messages: 127

    You can use the windows snipping tool on the start menu on windows 7 to take a screenshot and then use the pen tool to make notes or lines and whatnot.
     
  5. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    coming back to this
     
  6. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    No need to download anything or even use the Snipping Tool if you don't have it...just pretty the PrtScr (or Print Screen) key and a screenshot is now in your clipboard. Paste it into your image editor and crop whatever you don't want.
     
  7. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I copy and paste out of Google Earth. I used to put them in paint and color code my sidewalks, stacking area etc. Now I just print them off and used different color sharpies to mark everything before I make copies.

    site map12.jpg
     
  8. ryde307

    ryde307 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,143

    I do as born2farm does also.