Links: KML in North, WWT Reviews, South Africa Tourism, Florida Boat Rampsa

  • KML in the North – John Bailey informed me he has this new web page sharing video of the talks in the sessions held in Fairbanks, Alaska including a talk by Google’s KML product manager Michael Weiss-Malik. There were also several interesting talks by scientists discussing the use of KML for visualizations on Volcanoes, climatic change, tsunamis, biodiversity and more.

  • WWT Reviews – Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope (beta) came out last week. Because of travel, I haven’t yet tried it. But, Stefan Geens did an excellent review of WWT and compares WWT to Google Sky. He concludes that there are definitely reasons to use both applications, but the new UI of WWT is certainly fun to play with. Also reviewing WWT were Chad of Earth is Square another geobrowser perspective, and here’s a review of WWT from Astroblog – an astronomy buff in Australia.

  • South Africa Tourism – On their web site, the South African Tourism has posted a new KML file for Google Earth which not only highlights the many tourist sites, but also points out the venues of the 2010 World Cup. I’m expecting this will find its way into the Tourism layer under the Points of Interest folder.

  • Florida Boat Ramps – EarthNC has published, with the help of Florida Fish and Wildlife to build a KML file showing all boat ramps in the state of Florida .

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.


  1. nature is the beautiful and it needs to be preserved

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