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Import a Google Map into FARO Zone 3D

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Overview

You can import Google maps directly into your animation to complement your FARO Zone 3D project.

Importing the Map

  1. Click the Place Satellite Image icon on the Home ribbon.
  2. Type a street address, latitude/longitude or other locator in the address search bar and click Search.
  3. To place the map click Ok.

Customizing the Map

The Google Maps window provides several ways to find and customize your map.

Before you place a map, you can click and drag it to shift its center. To zoom in and out on the map use the mousewheel. Note: If you import a zoomed out map, it will create a larger animation base.

You can search by latitude/longitude directly in the address bar or by entering the values in the corresponding fields on the right side and clicking Search. Click Update Lat/Lon to get coordinates for the current map center.

Map Types

  • Map - A standard Google map with labels.
  • Satellite - A satellite map.
  • Hybrid - A satellite map with labels
  • Show Marker - Displays a central marker on the map.
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