In April this year, Google retired the old Google Earth Community (GEC) forums that were hosted by Google. The GEC did not die but instead migrated to a new platform, where it continues to be an active community of Google Earth enthusiasts with interesting threads on a variety of topics and some amazing collections for Google Earth.
Today we are showcasing one of those collections: the consolidated impact crater database by GEC member ‘ekafeman’. If you are a long time reader of GEB then you have probably seen similar collections before, as we have looked at impact craters many times in the past.
You have to join the GEC to download KMLs, but it is free and well worth the effort. So head on over and get the KML file from this thread. Be sure to check the key, as many of the marked locations are not confirmed or believed to not be actual impact craters.
Don’t be fooled by near perfect circles. Apparently the large circle in the Hudson Bay, Canada, is most likely not an impact crater, whereas the two smaller circles to the right are.