Adding Custom Icons to Google Earth in Mac OS
Google Earth offers an attractive collection of place-mark icons for adding into your maps. If you are unhappy with the default icons of Google Earth, you can easily change them to ones you like. As mentioned above, first you have to download suitable Mac icons.
Now open Google Earth application and follow these steps to add Google Earth Mac icons in to your maps and images.
1. Right click and click Properties on the place-mark icon which you want to change.
2. Click the icon in the top right corner of the Edit place-mark/Folder dialog box.
3. Make a tick on Advanced.
4. Now click on Browse and select the icon you want to add. Also you can indicate a valid Web URL to the icons on the web. When you refer to an image on the web, make sure to give the path to the image itself. It’s not the URL of the webpage that the image contains. (Read the instructions below for more details)
5. You may change advanced features if you want. You can change scale, and opacity, etc. of the icons.
Referring to an Icon on the Web:
1. Copy the URL to the new icon in Safari
Right click on the icon and click “Copy Image Address"
2. Copy the URL to the new icon in Firefox
Right click on the icon and click “Copy Image Location"
For Google Chrome:
3. Copy the URL to the new icon in Google Chrome
Right click on the icon and click “Copy image URL"