KML2KML 3.0.0 — We first mentioned the KML2KML tool a while back after they released version 2.1. They’ve now released version 3 with a number of solid enhancements. If you have to do any complex KML tasks (regioning, splitting files, etc), this is a very useful tool.
More Cites in Building Maker — Google continues to add cities to the very popular Building Maker tool. This time they’ve added five more cities, bringing the total to 71. The new cities are:
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Melbourne, Australia
- Stuttgart, Germany
Finding Home Plate at Seals Stadium — In 1959, the San Francisco Seals baseball stadium was torn down. It had been home to greats such as Joe DiMaggio and Willie Mays, but didn’t survive after the Giants moved to Candlestick Park. Using Google Earth’s Historical Imagery tool, Todd Lappin was able to determine the location of the old Seals home plate inside of the Office Depot that was later built on the old stadium grounds. Through rather unscientific methods, Todd was able to mark home plate on the ground inside Office Depot, right next to Aisle 6 (PC department). It’s a fun, creative use of the historical imagery layer.