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Using The KML Time Embedder, Concluded Using The KML Time Embedder, Concluded Continuing on from the last post about the KML Time Embedder (download just the executable here, or the full install here), a utility to embed time data into a KML file: Correct for local time zone: The default time zone for Google Earth times is UTC (aka Greenwich Mean Time), so a day runs from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC; you can set the time for your local time zone, but you have to know where to go in the time options to do this. For longer periods of time, the offset between local time and UTC might not make a difference. But if the time period is short, and the exact start and end of the day need to occur for the data’s local time zone, then check this box, and select the offset from UTC from the dropdown; this specifies the timezone for which the data is valid: Embed Time Information: Once you’ve set the input and output filenames, this control is enabled, but you’ll get an error message if you haven’t set a beginning or end time for TimeSpan, or a single time for TimeStamp.
Although KML has quickly become the main format used for map annotation, it has a number of advanced features which only have limited support outside of Google Earth. Some of these absences are logical - for example, few mapping systems support 3d views and buildings. With the current pace of development it is likely that many of the other advanced features will be added to future versions of these products. One of the advanced features that will almost certainly see much wider support is that of animation. This article looks at KML's animation and dynamic update features. There are a lot of mapping formats in circulation, but few support the concept of time. Animation and Dynamic Updates with KML Animation and Dynamic Updates with KML
David's Google Earth files Sources: World Resources Institute (WRI): The Last Frontier Forests: Ecosystems and Economies on the Edge (1997)Greenpeace: The Worlds Last Intact Forest Landscapes (2006)United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 Tools used: PHP(+Ming for flash counter) & MySQL: XAMPP, World Borders Dataset (+chartAPI-icon idea): (mentioned here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here) David's Google Earth files
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KML Reference - KML - Google Code This section contains an alphabetical reference for all KML elements defined in KML Version 2.2, as well as elements in the Google extension namespace. The class tree for KML elements is shown below. In this diagram, elements to the right on a particular branch in the tree are extensions of the elements to their left. For example, Placemark is a special kind of Feature. It contains all of the elements that belong to Feature, and it adds some elements that are specific to the Placemark element. KML is an open standard officially named the OpenGIS® KML Encoding Standard (OGC KML). KML Reference - KML - Google Code
What is UUorld? UUorld (pronounced "world") provides an immersive mapping environment, high-quality data, and critical analysis tools. Great explanations are unfortunately scarce, but UUorld makes them easier to achieve through interactive four-dimensional maps. Our solution has three simple parts: Draw on extensive, organized data. Explore and grasp complex patterns through intuitive visual analytics. UUorld UUorld
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Using The KML Time Embedder, Concluded Population growth rate (%) Birth rate (births/1,000 population) Death rate (deaths/1,000 population)
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Excel To KML Western United States only, in a number of formats. Used in place of Latitude and Longitude or Position. The Quarter/Quarter closest to our example position 39° 18' 40.58" N 102° 17' 30.47" W is the SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 35, Range 44 West, Township 8 South, Sixth Meridian, Colorado. Verbose, forward and reversed SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 35, Range 44 West, Township 8 South, Sixth Meridian, Colorado Colorado, Sixth Meridian, Township 8 South, Range 44 West, Section 35, SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Abbreviated, forward and reversed SENW 35 44W 8S 6th CO CO 6th 8S 44W 35 SENW If there is no possibility of duplication, the state or the meridian can be dropped. Excel To KML
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Earth Outreach Earth Outreach Google Earth vous permet de transposer votre contenu dans un contexte géospatial. Plus important, il vous donne la possibilité de raconter des histoires. Dans ce didacticiel, vous découvrirez comment rendre votre contenu facile d'accès, comment renforcer son intérêt et comment en faciliter la navigation. L'interface de Google Earth Les visiteurs peuvent interagir avec votre contenu par l'intermédiaire de l'interface de Google Earth de trois manières différentes, en sélectionnant l'un des éléments suivants :
Steven can plan – GIS and mapping tools Some of the work I do for school and my job requires that I make maps. I’ve never taken a class on how to make maps or analyze data sets featured in maps (what GIS does), so I learn as I go. There’s no one around me I can call upon when I have questions that need immediate answers. Well, there’s me! Because of this, I must quickly find a solution or workaround myself. Steven can plan – GIS and mapping tools