Happy Halloween! Turn Google Earth into a giant pumpkin

Pumpkin Google EarthA few years ago, Frank Taylor made a cool pumpkin overlay for Google Earth. It’s still a fun toy to play with, so we’re showing it off again. To make it work, simply download the KML here and that’s it!
For maximum benefit, turn off the atmosphere (“View -> Atmosphere”) and the “Borders & Labels” (found in the “Layers” on the left side of your Google Earth window).
The pumpkin was created using a simple image overlay that he wrapped around the globe, then added a 3D model for the stem. You can read details on how that’s done in his post from last year.
If you want more, you can check out a bunch of Halloween goodness in the Google 3D Warehouse or maybe check out the “Pumpkin Man” in Google StreetView, found in the Disney Resort in Paris.
Happy Halloween!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. The pumpkin was created using a simple image overlay that he wrapped around the globe, then added a 3D model for the stem… :D
    I Love You Gooogel :D

  2. I’ve only recently discovered how great Google Earth can be with all the plugins and additional extras. What an amazing app! Thanks for all your resource links here. I’m going to download Frank Taylor’s pumpkin overlay now.

  3. I just came across this post, and as a fan of Google Earth and Halloween…I will be using this at my next Halloween party.
    Thanks for sharing! ;-)

  4. Hi, love this idea.
    I’m going to send out an email to all of my customers telling them about this (+linking back to it).
    Loving the Pumpkin man in paris too! ;)

  5. Haha, the pumpkin man is ace. Must share it with my friends to see what they like.
    Awesome tool, cheers for sharing it with us all.

  6. Cool pumpkin

  7. This may help cheer me up a little bit considering Summer has already passed for me. I just love Halloween!

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