Rising Water Effects for NYC in Google Earth – Part III

Last week I shared some data created by Leszek of FreeGeoGraphyTools.com where he had created a more accurate result showing how water would rise around Manhattan based on a more detailed terrain model available from the USGS. At the time, I suggested he do an animation using the time animation capability of Google Earth. Yesterday he posted his animation and details on how to create it using the same tools he used. He had to generate 61 frames of rising water calculations to get the smooth animation effect. You can view the animation in Google Earth. Once it loads, click on the “Play” button on the right of the time slider in the top-right-center of GE. You can turn on the 3D Buildings and the Terrain layers to see the effect of the water relative to buildings, ground, and the satellite / aerial photos. Or just watch a video of the GE animation here:


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About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



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