Links: Canadian Elections, 1 Million Geograph, Earth Atlas Update

  • Canadian Elections – The best KML file I’ve seen for the Canadian elections was done by Cedric Sam. He used data from a variety of sources, and some clever uses of KML, and made a very nice looking and functional map. He also made clever use of Google Charts to depict data. You can see the election results with the KML file , or using the Google Earth plugin (nice job that it works well with both). The resulting map was so good that it was used on Canada’s state television (see example in French). Google also posted about Canadian election maps, and lists a series of My Maps for the elections. But, make sure you check out Cedric’s.

  • 1 Million Geograph – Congratulations to Geograph (the web site repository whose mission is to photograph every square km of the UK), has just crossed the 1 million photos level. Barry Hunter makes the announcement.

  • Earth Atlas Update – ThematicMapping Blog has released an update to his Earth Atlas plugin (which GEB wrote about 10 days ago). He has made the interface even more Google Earth like in the way it lets you turn on and off layers for the plugin. Earth Atlas also lets you add other KML files by URL. Follow the link to read some technical details on what he did.

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. The Canadian election KML file is sensational.

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