Google Earth Marine Map Instructions

Instructions on how to download and use this KMZ file.

Here is a short movie on how to use this map file in Google Earth.

Google Earth settings for proper viewing:

1) From the Tools Menu, choose Options
2) From the 3D View Tab:

a) Set Anisotropic Filtering to Medium
b) Set Graphics mode to DirectX
c) Set Terrain Quality to Highest

How to change the Imagery date:

1) From the View toolbar, put a check next to Historical Imagery
2) Click and drag the slide bar at the top of the map view to the desired date. (Google's default is the highest imagery which is not always the most recent.)

Using the Marine Map

Once you have your Google Marine Map loaded and set up it is easy to use and full of information.

You can turn information on or off by simply checking or unchecking the associated box in the side bar.
When you click on an an element or icon on the Google Earth Map a message box will appear with the requested information.

References to non-U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) products do not constitute endorsement by the DOI. By viewing Google Maps on this page the user agrees to these terms set forth by Google.

Map Disclaimer:

The features of this map were exported to Google Earth by the National Park Service. For information, planning, reference and illustration purposes for Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument only. The location of marine features is based on the most current park knowledge, which may outdate the underlying imagery. These materials are not verified by a Registered Professional Land Surveyor and are not intended to be used as such. The NPS makes no warranty, express or implied, related to the accuracy or content of this map.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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