Earth Atlas – Google Earth Plugin Application

Earth Atlas in Google EarthBjorn Sandvik has produced another Google Earth application as a by-product of his Thematic Mapping Engine plugin written about last June. He calls the new plugin application Earth Atlas which is described in his post here. What I like about this interface is that he has combined a friendly “layers” interface on the left which lets you turn on and off a bunch of different layers in the Earth plugin. He even provides a way for you to add your own selection of KML files to the scene (see “Your KML files” and add a URL to a KML file). The Earth Atlas of course shows several of the statistical KML maps Bjorn had previously created. This is definitely one of the better Google Earth plugin applications I’ve seen and shows the potential of alternative interfaces for Google Earth data.
Other plugin applications written about at GEB:

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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