Here\’s another trick for capturing and georeferencing Google Earth imagery if anyone is interested.
There is a freeware GIS program called MapWindow. Once you install it you can download the Shape2Earth plugin, which has the \”GE Capture\” feature that will capture the full extent of the landscape you are viewing in Google Earth. This capture also gives you the coordinates for the 4 corners of the image, which you can easily georeference. MapWindow captures in B&W so you then have to save the identical image in GE and then \”trick\” or replace the B&W with the color image much like we did in class when we replaced the lat/long image with the image without coordinates. I personally can\’t find any information about how to change the size of the lat/long grid in GE (but this option may exist, I just can\’t find it), so the benefit for this method is that you can zoom in closer to capture a higher resolution image (if it\’s available in your area that is).
You can read more about the steps for completing this method here: