3D fireworks in Google Earth

For the last few years we have been celebrating the new year with virtual fireworks created by Steven Ho, whose work we have featured a number of times. His animation shows the 2011 Taipei 101 … [Read more...]

Altitudes and polygons in Google Earth

When creating the Santa Tracker we made use of some code we had previously written for creating arcs in Google Earth. As we noted in that post, however, the arcs use relative altitudes, but for … [Read more...]

Importing geotagged photos into Google Earth

A GEB reader recently asked us how to import geotagged photos into Google Earth. We are not looking at geotagging/geolocating which is the process of attaching a latitude and longitude to a photo. We … [Read more...]

Drawing arcs with JavaScript

A couple of weeks ago Google updated the Voyager layer, adding a new sub-layer called 'Animal View'. The layer includes some nice arcs between placemarks. However, there is no automatic way to create … [Read more...]

Numbering the points on a Path or Polygon with KML

We have recently been spending some time improving our JavaScript for combining polygons. In order to debug it, we found it useful to number the points for display in Google Earth. We thought that … [Read more...]

KML Polygon merger

We have recently got a bit behind on updating our 3D imagery KML file. Part of the reason for this is the complexity of dealing with new areas that are extensions of already existing … [Read more...]

Converting Google Maps Street View URLs to KML

Google Maps Classic has been discontinued, and with it old URLs that pointed to Street View are no-longer working, including some in old posts on GEB. So we decided to write a bit of JavaScript to … [Read more...]