Rising Water Effects for NYC in Google Earth – Part III

Last week I shared some data created by Leszek of FreeGeoGraphyTools.com where he had created a more accurate result showing how water would rise around Manhattan based on a more detailed terrain model available from the USGS. At the time, I suggested he do an animation using the time animation capability of Google Earth. Yesterday he posted his animation and details on how to create it using the same tools he used. He had to generate 61 frames of rising water calculations to get the smooth animation effect. You can view the animation in Google Earth. Once it loads, click on the “Play” button on the right of the time slider in the top-right-center of GE. You can turn on the 3D Buildings and the Terrain layers to see the effect of the water relative to buildings, ground, and the satellite / aerial photos. Or just watch a video of the GE animation here:


About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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