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These instructions are for Google Earth Pro. Get help with Google Earth for Web and Mobile.

Customize & create tours of GPS tracks

You can import tracks from a GPS device into Google Earth and create a tour.

Note: These features are only available on Google Earth 5.2 and later.

Customize your GPS track

  1. In the "Places" panel, right-click the GPS data source and choose:
    • Windows: Properties
    • Mac: Get Info
  2. To choose an icon for your track, click List List Dropdown. Then, pick an icon.
  3. To change the color of labels, lines, or icons, click Style, Color, and choose colors for items in your GPS track.
  4. Optional: If you know KML, you can customize your icon to be a 3D model.

Create a tour of a GPS track

Create and share GPS tracks by turning them into virtual tours.

  1. Open Google Earth.
  2. In the "Places" panel, choose your GPS track.
  3. Click Generate Tour Generate tour.
  4. A tour of your track plays automatically.

Set GPS track tour preferences

  • Windows: Tools and then Options and then Touring
  • Mac: Google Earth and then Preferences and then Touring
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