Links: Google I/O 2010, The Spaceport Field Guide, Chula Vista in 3D

What to expect at Google I/O 2010: Google is starting to unveil some of what can be expected at Google I/O 2010, coming in May. If you’re considering attending the event, check out their list of sessions and see what you think.
The Spaceport Field Guide: The Spaceport Field Guide (SpFG) is a Google Earth-compatible file developed by SpaceWorks Commercial that provides a database of worldwide launch sites and associated facilities. The tool offers information about global spaceports including location, current and potential facilities, current and potential launch vehicles, and a rating of operational readiness (as defined by a Spaceport Readiness Level or SpRL). You can learn more on their website, or download the KML file here.


Chula Vista in 3D: The folks at CtyberCity 3D have just pushed their 3D models for Chula Vista, California into Google Earth. Like many of their other models (San Francisco, for example), these models are all gray. However, the 3,300 buildings are architecturally correct down to six inches, making for some pretty detailed models. Here’s a KML file to fly you straight there.
Chula Vista

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. The Spaceport Field Guide:
    too many absolutely incredible mistakes, they need to do a lt of homework before posting

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