I’m in Miami for a couple of nice days of warm weather – and to attend the Miami Boat Show. On a Google Earth note, I met up yesterday with Virgil of EarthNC.com at his booth where he is selling his really nice vector and raster nautical charts data for use with Google Earth. He even has a package with a GPS for real time chart plotting, and some tools for showing weather data with GE as well. So, if you’re a boater you should check it out.
Here’s a few Google Earth links of interest:
Mapper Tool – The Spreadsheet Mapper 2.0 is a tool Google developed to help people develop KML in a easier fashion. This tool is available as part of the handy tutorials on creating Google Earth content from Google Earth Outreach.
GE Game – A new war game is available which uses Google Earth. You practice doing bombing runs where the view of Google Earth’s satellite and aerial photos serves as the “intel” of supposedly real-time information. The game is called Covert Warfare, and is by a Spanish outfit called Clandestine Works. Definitely worth a look. via OgleEarth. Here’s a video showing how it looks:
KML Wishlist – The KML user forums supported by Google include a forum post which contains a wishlist of new features for KML. Any member of the forum can edit the list and add their support for current wishes, and/or add new items.