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Google Earth - Drawing Angles.

So I'm either retarded or Google Earth is.

I've spent numerous hours trying to figure out how to draw angels (e.g. sectoral coverage) in Google Earth... only to resort to having my wife hold a protractor up on the screen while I use the mouse to make three lines.

Is there really no way to make an 'angle' in Google Earth?
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Re: Google Earth - Drawing Angles.

We use the ruler tool all the time to do that...... After you put in a vector save it, then do the others.....

We usually do Centre line and both fringes....

We also use RadioMobile so you can figure out the coverage and export the plot to KML and make an overlay for internal use anyway so we get the Heading and can measure the coverage fringe angles.....

FWIW we have also renovated the .ant files to normalize them to our real world results on the sector models we use.... This takes into account the impact of our local conditions on the azimuth/elevetion coverage so we get relatively conservative models. No one *****es if you say No or Maybe but they get downright twisted if you go out and can't do it!

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Re: Google Earth - Drawing Angles.


I've spent numerous hours trying to figure out how to draw angels (e.g. sectoral coverage) in Google Earth... only to resort to having my wife hold a protractor up on the screen while I use the mouse to make three lines.


And when I change from map mode to satellite view I have to color in all the liquid paper on my screen Incazzato


Seriously if you use the measuring tool to draw a line it will give you the azimuth which will help but is nowhere near as easy as could be.
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Re: Google Earth - Drawing Angles.

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Hi, you could do the same tha I do. Draw a center line first and take note of the angle of the heading. Draw a second and third line from the same start point than the firt line BUT you add or diminish the angle of its headin according to the antena patern. If it is a 120° sector then measure 60° plus or minus on the last two lines. Save each line after creating it so it can be visible when you draw the others and you can save them with the same name Man Happy

 

Another way: If you want to save youself trouble then only draw the line of one side that you wish to cover with signal and then a second line to the other side with and angle proportional to the antena pattern and you will get the same result that the firts method and that way you will see if you need a different antenna or equipment to cover your area.

 

Regards.

 

 

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Re: Google Earth - Drawing Angles.

I used a peice of paper cut to the right angle ;-)

 

There may be a better way, but I have limited time to suss out tools that are not actually "obvious" for tasks I do on a limited basis.

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Re: Google Earth - Drawing Angles.


CatTarian wrote:

I used a peice of paper cut to the right angle ;-)

 

There may be a better way, but I have limited time to suss out tools that are not actually "obvious" for tasks I do on a limited basis.


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