Visualizes US Geothermal Data in Google Earth

Enhanced Geothermal Energy Systems in Google EarthGoogle’s environmentally focused non-profit has produced an excellent Google Earth visualization which shows information on geothermal energy available in the US. It’s part of a web site Google has produced on Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) which is being touted as a possible answer to long-term electrical energy needs on a vast scale – a Googol even. The resulting KML file is really excellent. It lets you view geothermal energies at several depth levels, choose 3D or flat presentation mode, and uses time animation to view the different depths. Placemarks link to more information as well.
In addition to Google Earth, the KML file they produced uses tools from other Google products like SketchUp, and the Google Chart API. And they have produced a video which uses Google Earth to present their case. Both the KML and the video are definitely worth viewing!

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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