How to View Shoreline Photos

The photographic shoreline survey can be viewed  online using Picasa, or they can be downloaded to your computer using Google Earth

How to View Shoreline Photos Online

  • Select the link that corresponds to the section of the shoreline you are interested in. This link should bring you to a Picasa Web Album containing the desired pictures.
  • On the right side of the web page you will see a map as shown below:

  • Click on the “View map” link
  • This will bring you to an online Google Map, with the images displayed on the corresponding section of the lake, as shown below:
  • You can zoom in and out as necessary using the scale on the left.
  • To see an area in more detail, click on a picture and it will pop up with a slightly larger display as shown below:
  • Once you find the area you are looking for, click on the “View full size” link on the lower right side of the pop-up window.
  • This will bring you to a full size image, as shown below:
  • You can then scroll through images in the part of the shoreline by either clicking on the white space on either side of the picture, or by simply using the left and right arrow buttons on your keyboard.
  • The small map on the right will show you the location of each photo, for more detailed GPS information, click on the “full details page” link (located above the map).

How to Download Shoreline Photos into Google Earth

  • If you do not already have Google Earth it can be downloaded from: http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/
  • Select the link that corresponds to the section of the shoreline you are interested in. This link should bring you to a Picasa Web Album containing the desired pictures.
  • On the right side of the web page you will see a map as shown below:
  • Click on View in Google Earth
  • You may be prompted with a pop-up similar to the one shown below:

  • Click on Open
  • A Google Earth window should then pop-up and zoom into the portion of the shoreline the photos cover.
  • If this is an album you will be using frequently, you can save it in your places so that you will not have to download it again in the future. Typically when you download an album it will be placed in “Temporary Places” as shown below:
  • Instead, click on the desired folder, and drag it up into the “My Places” folder. This way the photos will be permanently stored in your Google Earth.
  • You can now freely browse the shoreline pictures on Google Earth, and using the online Picasa Web Albums