Superdelegates in Google Earth

SuperDelegates in Google EarthIn an official Google Blog post, Rick Klau describes a wiki page he developed called Superdelegates.org. This site is mostly interesting if you are following the US Presidential Democratic nomination process. But, it also may be of interest to those of you looking for another way to create Google Earth content. Rick uses MediaWiki and a clever extension called KML Export by Juliano Ravasi to generate a Google Earth file to show geospatial data from the Wiki. The result lets you view a map in Google Earth of the Superdelegates and icons representing whether they support Obama, Clinton, or are undecided at this point.
I do have some advice though: Rick should share a network link which points to his file instead. This way people can save it in their My Places and be able to easily check to see the current status of the Superdelegates. Of course, you could just go back to his site and re-download the file when you want to check, or create your own network link pointing to the file.

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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