In addition to emailing a view as a KMZ file to other users of Google Earth, you also can email places data in two other ways:
- Attach a KMZ file or folder saved to your computer's hard drive to an email. If you followed the instructions listed in Saving Places Data, locate your saved KMZ file and attach it to an outbound email as you would with any attachment.
- Email a placemark that is centered in your 3D viewer directly from Google Earth (see below).
To email places data:
- Do one of the following:
- Click File > Email > Email Place.
- Type CTRL + E ( + E on the Mac)
- Click on the email icon on the toolbar and choose Email Place.
- Right click the appropriate placemark in the Places panel and choose Email.
- In the 'Select Email Service' window, choose your default email program or your Gmail account. If you use your Gmail account, you will be prompted to sign in if you have not already.
Before selecting your email service, select the 'Remember this setting...' check box if you want to use the same email service every time you email a view. You can always change your email preferences later by selecting Tools > Options > General (Windows/Linux) or Google Earth > Preferences (Mac) and clicking on the 'General' tab. Wait while the Google Earth software sends the data to your email application. A new email window appears with the KMZ file. (This can take a few seconds.)
- Fill in the recipient's email address and any other information in the body and send the email.
Things to consider:
- When you email KMZ files that reference custom icons or image overlays from your local file system those items are included with the placemark data. For this reason, KMZ files that include imagery overlays might be larger than those containing a simple placemark.