Turn Google Earth into a giant 3D pumpkin for Halloween

Six years ago, Frank Taylor made a cool pumpkin overlay for Google Earth. It’s still a fun toy to play with, so we’re showing it off again. To make it work, simply download the KML here and that’s it!

halloween pumpkin

For maximum benefit, turn off the atmosphere (“View -> Atmosphere”) and the “Borders & Labels” (found in the “Layers” on the left side of your Google Earth window).
The pumpkin was created using a simple image overlay that he wrapped around the globe, then added a 3D model for the stem. You can read details on how that’s done in this post of his from a few years ago.
If you want more, you can check out a bunch of Halloween goodness in the 3D Warehouse or maybe check out the “Pumpkin Man” in Google StreetView, found in the Disney Resort in Paris.
Happy Halloween!

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. Cool 🙂

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