Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

a)Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

B)Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

Kmz-en – Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external
kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external
C)Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external World data Geodynamics Internal Geodynamics KMZ-en Tectonics Geodynamics external Global challenges national data Internal Geodynamics KMZ-en tectonics. National data and global KMZ-en open in temporary locations.World data Geodynamics external Global challenges national data Internal Geodynamics KMZ-en tectonics. National data and global KMZ-en open in temporary locations. They are not registered at closing of the software. In Layers, uncheck all check and if necessary relevant information to display on the map Updated 25/03/2008.

By Josée Broussaud

D)Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external SUMMARY kmz-en
  1. World data
    1. Internal Geodynamics / Tectonics
    2.  external geodynamics
    3. global issues
  2. national data
    1. Internal Geodynamics / Tectonics
    2.  external geodynamics
    3. global issues

Download the kmz-en files on earthtopomaps

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external  Help Card Simple Google Earth Version 7 , Version 6,   Version 5

E)KMZ global data kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

KMZ-en files open in temporary locations. They are not registered at closing of the software. In Layers. Uncheck all check and if necessary relevant information to display on the map. Information in Google Earth. Uncheck all except the relief or select relevant information

         Search a specific place or make a route. Enter the address, and start the search Places: display areas and working KMZ-en files and data.  kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

F)KMZ-en Internal Geodynamics / Tectonics kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

 KMZ files  Content / data list    F iles to open with Google Earth
Ocean topography

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • topographic and bathymetric map
  • lithospheric plates
  • historic Earthquakes
  • flaws
  • oceanic heat flux
  • topographic profile
  • magnetic anomalies
Dorsales.kmz-en

Operating track

Seafloor spreading

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • lithospheric plates
  • Drilling (South Atlantic)
  • World geological map
  • Thickness of sediments
  • GPS tags
  • magnetic anomalies
  • topographic and bathymetric map
expansion océanique.kmz-en

 Operating track

Paléomamétisme and drift of lithospheric plates

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • geographic and geomagnetic poles
  • magnetic anomalies
  • Model field at apoint by IGRF
 Magnétisme1S.kmz-en

Operating track

Return of the oceanic lithosphere in the mantle

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

fosse du Tonga

  • Map, topography and bathymetry
  • historical and recent earthquakes
  • boundaries of lithospheric plates
  • global volcanism
  • Heat flow
  • seismic tomography
  • isobaths plunging plates (Japan, Chile and Tonga)
lithosphere oceanique.kmz-en

Operating track

A subduction zone in Japan

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • geological map, topography and bathymetry
  • historical and recent earthquakes
  • boundaries of lithospheric plates
  • GPS stations
  • Folder on the 11 March 2011 earthquake
Subduction_Japon.kmz-en

 Operating track

Iceland : a tip back and a hot spot kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external
  • Folder, eruption of Eyjafjöll
  • Iceland volcanoes and arctic icepack
  • lithospheric plates
  • historic Earthquakes
  • geological and topographic maps
  • GPS tags
  • tomographic section
Islande.kmz-en

 Operating track

Volcanic hot spot , the volcanic alignment of Hawaii

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • lithospheric plates
  • Earthquakes in real time
  • geological and topographic maps
  • GPS tags
  • webcam
Hawaï.kmz-en

 Operating track

I sostasie and vertical movements of the lithosphere in North America (Hudson Bay).

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • bathymetric and topographic profile of the East Coast and fossil content.
  • bathymetric and topographic profile of the southwest coast and fossil content
  • lifting lines
  • Quaternary environment.
  • lithospheric context.
Bay Hudson.kmz-en

Operating tracks

College level (4 th )

volcanism

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • global distribution
  • Origin of the lava: microséisme animation and rise of magma
  • Observation of several volcanoes: volcanic edifice
  • The volcano’s Furnace
Location and édifices.kmz

Origin lava and distribution of volcans.kmz-en

Operating track

College level (4 th )

Earthquakes

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • Global distribution of earthquakes
  • Boundaries of lithospheric plates
  • Recent Earthquakes: Distribution and characteristics – Use of Site ReNaSS (real time monitoring)
  • Distribution of global volcanism
  • March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan
mondiale.kmz -endistribution

Earthquakes récents.kmz-en

Séismes.kmz-en

Operating track

College level (4 th )

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • Surface of lithospheric plates
  • Name plates
  • Types of limits
  • Some average travel speeds and direction
View lithosphériques.kmz plates
College level (4 th )

Movement of the plates

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • The active and extinct volcanoes of the Hawaiian Islands
  • Boundaries of lithospheric plates
  • Global distribution of earthquakes
  • Depth homes
  • Global distribution of volcanism
Movement of plaques.kmz-en

The fate of the plaque.kmz

 Operating track

College level (4 th )

Hazards and risks

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • Risks in France (mainland France and overseas territories) and population density
  • Global distribution of volcanism, earthquakes
  • Location of tsunamis in France
  • A particular risk: Tsunami
  • Earthquake of 11 March 2011 in Japan
géologiques.kmz-en risks

Tsunamis.kmz-en

11 earthquake mars.kmz

Operating track

Téléchager the .kmz files on earthtopomaps.com

G)external geodynamics kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

Precipitation and water use in the world

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  •   rainfall 1961-1990
  • Water use (domestic, industry, agriculture)
  • Population density
Precipitation and utilisations.kmz

 Operating track

Water and health

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • malaria cases in 2003
  • deaths from cholera in 1998 and 2004
  • Population with access to safe water in 2004
  • Population connected to the sewerage network in 1999
Water and santé.kmz

 Operating track

Great Manmade River in Libya

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

GRA

  • Location of the main sites

(Reservoirs, oasis of culture …) illustrated with photographs.

The GRA Libye.kmz

 Operating track

Desalination in the world

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

desal

  • Location of some desalination sites across 5 continents.
Desalination in the world.

 Operating track

Disappearance of the reliefs in the Himalayas

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

vignette

  • Investigate the disappearance of reliefs and transport and sedimentation erosion products through the example of the Himalayan range.
Himalayas.

Operating track

College level (5 th )

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

meander

  • Three KMZ-en files to observe landscapes and study of transport phenomena and sedimentation 5 th .
Landforms landscapes

Phenomena of transport and sedimentation

Apply knowledge (study of a meander)

H)global issues kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

Study of the dispersion of different pollutants using Google Earth to locate their origins, their movements, their dominant directions and estimate their travel speeds. earthtopomaps.com

Geothermal and thermal properties of Earth

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

electricity production

  • Geothermal Electricity produced in 2010
  • Heat flow
  • global volcanism
  • Volcanic hot spots
  • historic Earthquakes
  • Tectonic plates
  • seismic tomography
Geothermal energy in the world.

Operating track

Photosynthesis globally

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

primary product

  • Continental primary productivity
  • insolation
  • pluviometry
  • LAI
  • chlorophyll concentration in ocean
  • Temperatures of surface waters
net primary productivity.

Operating track

Water and soil , two unevenly distributed resources

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

land logo

  • rainfall 1961-1990
  • Renewable Water 2008
  • 2007 Farmland
  • 2007 Population density
  • topographic and bathymetric maps
  • vegetation cover
Water and soil.

(13,7 MB)

 Operating track

Soil is fragile

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

degradations

  • Types of degradation
  • causes
  • Results
  • fire
Degradation of the soil.

 Operating track

Hydroelectricity:

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

CO2 emission

 hydroelectricity

  • CO2 emission
  • City lights
  • Consumption of electricity
  • production hydroélectricié

 geographic data

  • topography
  • rainfall
  • world population
Hydroelectric power in the world

(13 MB)

Operating track

Wind power

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

product_eol_monde

  • CO2 emission
  • Consumption
  • hydropower production in 2011.
  • World population
  • Average annual rainfall
  • Topography
Wind energy in the world

Operating track

Climates of the Earth (TS Spe)

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

kottek et al 2006

  • climates observed
  • 4 scenarios of climate forecasts
Global Climate

 Operating track

Hydrocarbon deposits in the Gulf of Mexico

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

picture

Gulf of Mexico is one of the richest areas of the globe in hydrocarbon deposits. From this KMZ-en file, you can:

  • extract information showing the geographical location of the region favorable to the formation of hydrocarbons;
  • reconstruct the geological history of this area and to include the formation of hydrocarbons in the context of global tectonics;
  • construct a diagram of the structure of a passive margin.
 Gulf Mexique.kmz

Operating track

Methane , energy source or geohazard?

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

chlatrate ratop

 Various activities involving Google Earth KMZ file and are available in this business.

Primarily focused on high school programs (1st, Second and terminal specialty) they allow to consider different points programs: exploration, exploitation and geohazards.

 Méthane.kmz

Operating track

I)Planet Earth and its environment

Pinatubo in 1991.

Chernobyl 1986.

Erika 1999th

Chlorofluorométhane.kmz

Operating track

Aral Sea

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

teaching

  • 1973 the Aral Sea in 1973
  • 1986 the Aral Sea in 1986
  • 1999 the Aral Sea in 1999
  • 2010 the Aral Sea in 2010
Aral Sea.

Operating track

J)national data

Téléchager the .kmz-en files on earthtopomaps.com kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

Internal Geodynamics / Tectonics

geological map.

Geological maps of France BRGM

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

carte geol

 Geological France 1/1000000

Geological France 1/50000

Rhine Valley and the Vosges Massif

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

Carte générale

Rhine Valley, a continental rift

Area of Andlau and Villé

Ancient times

The sandstone Vosges

Fire Field

accompanying file

A day on the ground in the area of Clermont-Ferrand

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

auvergne

  • geological
  • notice
  • drilling
  • photos and diagram
  • students comments
Files created by a student of 1 ° S, following a field trip in the Auvergne.

Auvergne.

Téléchager kmz-en files on kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

 K)External geodynamics

Differences between the chains of mountains recent and ancient massifs

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

mold

  • Maps topographic
  • geological map of France
  • World geological map
  • Moho depth
young and old mountains.

school educational support

Transport and sedimentation of particles

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

profile sediments.JPG

  • Topographic map
  • hydrographic network of the Loire
  • Size of the Loire Sands
  • simplified lithology
  • Thickness of sediments in the North Atlantic
Transport sedimentation.

school educational support

Hydrogeology in France

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

hydro northwest

  • rivers,
  • Watershed,
  • aquifers
  • perimeters SAGE
North West.

Northeast.

South West.

South East.

Global issues

Hydroelectricity

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

relief

 hydropower:

  • Water parks (installed capacity)
  • Hydraulic Power Generation in 2012
  • Major hydroelectric dams

 Geographic data:

  • Rivières
  • rainfall
  • Topography
  • 2011 population
Hydroelectric energy in France.

(22,5 MB)

educational support Lycée

Wind power

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

wind power kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • 1 wind farms (installed capacity)
  • 2 Wind Power Production in 2012
  • 3 wind potential
  • 2011 population
Wind energy in France

Operating track

Geothermal energy in France: 

 

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • Heat flow
  • geothermal gradient
  • Epicentre of earthquake
  • Depth of sedimentary basins
  • flaws
  • Moho depth contours
  • Temperatures of the Earth based on the depth
Use the heat from the Earth Geothermal France.

Operating tracks

Is geothermal energy use in the northeast of France? Geothermal Energy in the northeast of France

Operating track

Study of two geothermal resources in France: Alsace. – Bouillante.

Operating track

Geothermal Bouillante.

Exploitatio track n

The Beauce aquifer

Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

  • Online databases (piezometers, quality meters, drilling, soil)
  • Groundwater quality (nitrates, pesticides)
  • Geographic data (cities, river system, population density, land use)
  •  Uses of water (sewage treatment plants, domestic levies, agricultural levies, industrial samples)
  • agricultural censuses from 1998 to 2000
  •  Geology
The Beauce aquifer.

accompanying file

Loire flood risk

Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

inondations orleans kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • simplified lithology
  • water system
  • levees
  • gaps
  • Flood hazards
  • The highest known water
  • Flooding 2003
flood risk Loire.
Rhone flood risks

Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

Vaulx velin1 kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

  • watershed
  • piezometric stations
  • risk prevention plan
  • Plan submersible surfaces
  • simplified lithology
Rhone flood risk.
Brest harbor

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

Brest

  • Geological map
  • watershed Elorn Alder
  • common
  • Body of water
  • treatment plants
  • Nature
 Brest harbor.

accompanying file

Geology and history of the city of Lyon Kmz – Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

kmz en geodynamics internal geodynamics external

Lyon

  • Lugdunum 1 et 2
  • Odeon
  • Theater
  • Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
  • St. John’s Cathedral
  • geological map and leaflet
  • Drilling
Geology and History of Lyon.

You are here: Home / Digital resources / catalog EduTerre Continue reading Kmz en Geodynamics internal Geodynamics external

Advertisements

Keeping Earth up to date and looking great

Keeping Earth up to date and looking great

June 27, 2016

Keeping Earth. Three years ago we introduced a cloud-free mosaic of the world in Google Earth. Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Columbia Glacier, Alaska To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth.Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Detroit, Michigan  To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image. Keeping Earth Screen Shot at

Swiss Alps, Switzerland   Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images and took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image.  More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels. Keeping Earth thumb

Higher Quality Imagery We mined data from nearly a petabyte of Landsat imagery—that’s more than 700 trillion individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.  Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.Keeping Earth thumb

Landsat 8, which launched into orbit in 2013, is the newest sensor in the USGS/NASA Landsat Program—superior to its predecessors in many ways. Landsat 8 captures images with greater detail, truer colors, and at an unprecedented frequency—capturing twice as many images as Landsat 7 does every day. This new rendition of Earth uses the most recent data available — mostly from Landsat 8 — making it our freshest global mosaic to date. Keeping Earth Screen Shot atIn the new view of New York City, details like skyscrapers, building shadows, and baseball and softball fields in Central Park shine through.   Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.Keeping Earth Screen Shot atToday we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before. More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.

Keeping Earth Screen Shot atJuly 9, 2000  Today we’re rolling out an even more beautiful and seamless version, with fresh imagery from.  Landsat 8 satellite and new processing techniques for sharper images than ever before.

September 20, 2003

Processing imagery with Earth Engine. But not always over the same place, so we looked at millions of images. And took the clearest pixels to stitch together this cloud-free and seamless image. 

 

 To produce this new imagery. We used the same publicly available. Earth Engine APIs that scientists use to do things like track global tree cover, loss, and gain; predict Malaria outbreaks; and map global surface water over a 30 year period.

Like our previous mosaic. We mined data from nearly a petabyte of Landsat imagery—that’s. More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels. To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe. Keeping Earth.

Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan

Brasilia, Brazil More than 700 trillion. individual pixels—to choose the best cloud-free pixels.

Open data is good for everyone To put that in perspective. 700 trillion pixels is 7,000 times more pixels than the estimated number of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Or 70 times more pixels than the estimated number of galaxies in the Universe.

Landsat program and its commitment to free and accessible open data. Landsat, a joint program of the USGS and NASA. Has observed the Earth continuously from 1972 to the present day. And offers a wealth of information on the changes to the Earth’s surface over time. And it’s all available in Earth Engine!

 

The new imagery is now available across all our mapping products. To check it out, open up Google Earth, or turn on the satellite layer in Google Maps. Keeping Earth.

Post authored by: Chris Herwig, Program Manager, Google Earth Engine. Keeping Earth earthtopomaps.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

unsubscribe

 

Keeping Earth up to date and looking great was originally published on Earthtopomaps

Google Earth Blog Earth Topo Maps Overlay

google earth blog CrystalSerenityLivornoGoogle Earth Blog http://www.gearthblog.com The amazing things about Google Earth Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:59:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.150387158. http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/the-jiangsu-tornado.html. http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/the-jiangsu-tornado.html#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:59:17 +0000 http://www.gearthblog.com/?p=18681 Although Google has neglected to update ‘historical imagery’ in Google Earth since early June, they have been adding fresh imagery, and when it is reasonably good quality, it goes into the default layer and we can see it. One such instance is a region in Jiangsu Province, China which was struck by a deadly tornado […]. google earth blog NorwegianPearlMiami

The post The Jiangsu tornado appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

1]]> Although Google has neglected to update ‘historical imagery’ in Google Earth since early June, they have been adding fresh imagery, and when it is reasonably good quality, it goes into the default layer and we can see it. According to Wikipedia, the tornado killed at least 99 people and injured 846 others (152 critically).

We found a number of articles showing various photos of the destruction, such as here, here, here and here. But. actually locating the event proved more difficult. We first mapped out the area that had new imagery and started searching through it for signs of damaged buildings, but with an area of nearly 4,000 square kilometres we were not successful. We did find a raised railway under construction. google earth blog NorwegianPearlSeattle And a long trail of destroyed houses that turned out to be planned road construction. The articles either mention major nearby cities or small villages that aren’t marked on the map and couldn’t be found through search. Eventually we found mention of “Danping Village of Chenliang Township” and we were able to find Chenliang. From there, the path of destruction was easy to trace over a distance of around 30 km.

To see the path of the tornado in Google Earth download this KML file.

2

The post Malaysia and Tunisia get 3D appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

]]> Malaysia and Tunisia have recently received their first 3D imagery. Tunis and Sfax in Tunisia and Sungai Petani in Malaysia.But in some cases it is important to get it right. We had a problem with this in the past when we created a script to draw arcs. If we used absolute altitudes the ends of the arcs ended up all at a fixed altitude instead of ground level.

google-earth-blog-hoteldulac

google-earth-blog-hoteldulac

So, to show off the 3D imagery available for US Parks. Including both the new releases and areas that already had 3D (which we looked at last October).

google earth blog HotelduLac

The interesting upside down triangle architecture of the Hôtel du Lac, Tunis.

google-earth-blog-sungaipetani

google-earth-blog-sungaipetani

google earth blog SungaiPetani

Constructions sites are the easiest way to work out the date of 3D imagery. This construction site in Sungai Petani. Malaysia. tells us the 3D imagery was captured since the most recent satellite image from January 2016.

As we have previously mentioned Google appears to be slowing down in terms of new area covered by 3D. However, they are doing a significant amount of updates of existing areas.

google-earth-blog-3dprogresschart

google-earth-blog-3dprogresschart

google earth blog DProgressChart

Note that a few of the most recent finds for this month are not included in the above chart, as we have not yet finished drawing the outlines.

To see the full coverage of 3D imagery in Google Earth and find out what other recent additions there are, download this KML file.

google-earth-blog-york-minster

google-earth-blog-york-minster

Google Earth Blog There are sites such as MarineTraffic for ships and FlightRadar24 for aircraft that let you see real-time data for a significant proportion of the world’s shipping and aircraft. But if you want any historical data it has to be paid for. We have long wanted to get hold of some historical tracks so we can write algorithms to find ships and aircraft in historical imagery. But we have not managed to find any source that provides such tracks free of charge.

google earth blog York Minster

York Minster in York, England.

The post Malaysia and Tunisia get 3D appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

3]]> http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/malaysia-tunisia-get-3d.html/feed 4 18660http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/global-fishing-watch.html http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/global-fishing-watch.html#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:52:46 +0000 http://www.gearthblog.com/?p=18644 Although it is not directly related to Google Earth, Global Fishing Watch does use geographic ‘big data’. So we thought it would be worth covering. Global Fishing Watch is a partnership between Google, Oceana and SkyTruth, which aims to track the world’s fishing fleets and monitor where they fish. This will help to identify illegal […]

The post Global Fishing Watch appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

4]]> Although it is not directly related to Google Earth, Global Fishing Watch does use geographic ‘big data’. So we thought it would be worth covering. Global Fishing Watch is a partnership between Google, Oceana and SkyTruth, which aims to track the world’s fishing fleets and monitor where they fish. This will help to identify illegal fishing as well as assist in the management of fisheries. Read more about it on Google’s Lat Long blog.

To use it, start here. It requires you to sign up to use it, but the signup process is fast and free. We believe the signup is required because of the sensitivity of the data. And they require you to acknowledge that you realise the data may be inaccurate, among other things. Learn what you can do and how to use it from the tutorial here.

They do not provide an API nor any way to export data to Google Earth. The data can be accessed by their research partners via Google Earth Engine. They state, however, that the underlying ship tracking data is a commercial data-set, so they cannot distribute it freely. We really wish that shipping data and aircraft data could be made available freely, but Global Fishing Watch states that it downloads 20 million data points per day, so whoever is managing the data collection must have significant costs.

google-earth-blog-globalfishingwatch1

google-earth-blog-globalfishingwatch1

Cruise ships represent a significant amount of area and deserve to be mapped, but because they move from place to place this poses an interesting mapping problem.

google earth blog GlobalFishingWatch

We came across this interesting track that follows lines of longitude (every four degrees). And then another ship takes over and continues the pattern further west. Was it doing some research as well as fishing?

The post Global Fishing Watch appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

5]]> http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/global-fishing-watch.html/feed 0 18644 http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/ships-google-earths-3d-imagery.html http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/ships-google-earths-3d-imagery.html#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:47:18 +0000 http://www.gearthblog.com/?p=18629 We have long had a fascination with cruise ships in Google Earth. Cruise ships represent a significant amount of area and deserve to be mapped, but because they move from place to place this poses an interesting mapping problem. Some time back we had started making a collection of placemarks for various ships in 3D, […]

6]]> We have long had a fascination with cruise ships in Google Earth. Cruise ships represent a significant amount of area and deserve to be mapped, but because they move from place to place this poses an interesting mapping problem.

Some time back we had started making a collection of placemarks for various ships in 3D, but never got around to completing it. In some cases, the name of the vessel can be seen in the imagery, but at other times, identifying it requires a bit of detective work. Yesterday, GEB reader Frank (not Frank Taylor), who also contributes outlines for our 3D imagery KML, sent us a collection of placemarks for cruise ships and ferries in 3D, which was much more comprehensive than ours. So, we have combined it with our collection and are providing it here in case our readers are interested.

Grab the collection here. We have implemented it as a network link and may update it over time, but do not guarantee that we will have time to do a lot of regular maintenance.

We found that a few of the placemarks we had created in the past no-longer have cruise ships at those locations. Also interesting is that some of the cruise ships in the imagery have since been sold and renamed or in some cases, such as the Sky Wonder, have since been scrapped.

A number of cruise ships appear more than once in the 3D imagery. For example:

google-earth-blog-norwegianpearlseattle

google-earth-blog-norwegianpearlseattle

Some time back we had started making a collection of placemarks for various ships in 3D, but never got around to completing it. In some cases, the name of the vessel can be seen in the imagery, but at other times, identifying it requires a bit of detective work. Yesterday, GEB reader Frank (not Frank Taylor), who also contributes outlines for our 3D imagery KML, sent us a collection of placemarks for cruise ships and ferries in 3D, which was much more comprehensive than ours. So, we have combined it with our collection and are providing it here in case our readers are interested.

google earth blog NorwegianPearlSeattle

Norwegian Pearl, in Seattle (west coast of the US).

The post Cloudy places are hard to photograph from space appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

10]]> In yesterday’s post we talked about Landsat imagery and how in some locations there are only a few cloud-free images per year. That was not entirely accurate, as there are some places where it is practically impossible to find a cloud-free Landsat image.

We were recently exploring the north-western area of Colombia (looking for circular islands). And noticed that the imagery there is of particularly poor quality. Most of Choco Province, Colombia, has no high resolution satellite imagery and instead uses the global mosaic. created from Landsat imagery. To make the global mosaic, Google took Landsat imagery captured over multiple years and searched for cloud-free pixels to use in the final mosaic. However, when we looked at the region with our Landsat animations KML. we found 49 images captured over the last three years. But they all had significant cloud cover.

google-earth-blog-abstractart

google-earth-blog-abstractart

google earth blog AbstractArt

Some areas look like abstract art. Another place with a similar problem – year round cloud cover – is the rainforest belt of Central Africa. In some places, Google has had to use Landsat 7 imagery, which we can see because of its characteristic stripes due to a faulty component on the Landsat 7 satellite.

google-earth-blog-riverknot

google-earth-blog-riverknot

3D imagery is above the default terrain, so intuitively one would expect relative altitudes to move upwards when you turn on.

google earth blog riverknot

We are not sure whether the above effect is due to just cloud cover. Seasonal changes in the water levels or the fact that the water colour changes over the seasons.

For an understanding of which parts of the globe have the most cloud cover, see this animation from NASA. Note that it is not images of clouds. But rather maps of the average amount of cloud cover over a month. We could not find a version for longer periods to find out which locations have near-permanent cloud cover.

Another place with a similar problem – year round cloud cover – is the rainforest belt of Central Africa. In some places, Google has had to use Landsat 7 imagery, which we can see because of its characteristic stripes due to a faulty component on the Landsat 7 satellite.

google-earth-blog-landsatstripes

google-earth-blog-landsatstripes

Because we cannot smooth them out without knowing what the ground altitude is at each point.

google earth blog LandsatStripes

Landsat 7 stripes.

The post Cloudy places are hard to photograph from space appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

11]]> http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/cloudy-places-hard-photograph-space.html/feed 0 18603http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/land-lost-vs-land-gained.html http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/land-lost-vs-land-gained.html#comments Tue. 13 Sep 2016 11:20:45 +0000 http://www.gearthblog.com/?p=18587 We recently came across this interesting article by National Geographic about a recent study of land/water changes over the last 30 years. The study is by researchers at the Deltares Research Institute, who used Google Earth Engine to gather and process the data. The data itself comes from Landsat imagery. Sadly, we were not able […] google earth blog NorwegianPearlMiami

The post Land lost vs. land gained appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

12]]> We recently came across this interesting article by National Geographic about a recent study of land/water changes over the last 30 years. The study is by researchers at the Deltares Research Institute, who used Google Earth Engine to gather and process the data. The data itself comes from Landsat imagery.

Sadly, we were not able to figure out a way to view the data in Google Earth. Was notable for being able to easily display maps in Google Earth. This is a pity, because we find Google Earth a much better platform for exploring this kind of data.

Nature Climate Change,. However, the data itself is published as a publicly available 2D map.

Most inland water bodies are quite seasonal, so we wonder how the researchers corrected for that. The Landsat imagery typically covers each spot on earth once every 16 days. This often means only a few good images per year. For the global mosaic used in Google Earth, many different images over multiple years are combined together to get the cloud-free image. But can vary considerably from year to year (more on this in a future post) This doesn’t apply to coastal land reclamation, which tends to be permanent.

google-earth-blog-koreareclaimedland

google-earth-blog-koreareclaimedland

The difference between relative altitudes and absolute altitudes is not always obvious. But in some cases it is important to get it right. We had a problem with this in the past when we created a script to draw arcs. If we used absolute altitudes the ends of the arcs ended up all at a fixed altitude instead of ground level. The eventual solution that we came up with was to use absolute altitudes and read the end point altitudes from Google’s Elevation API.

google earth blog KoreaReclaimedLand

Land reclamation near Seoul, South Korea, as seen in Aqua Monitor.

We have previously created animations of land reclamation and artificial islands being built. But we restricted ourselves to the time-frame visible in Google Earth historical imagery. Rather than the 30 years used in the above study. google earth blog riverknot

The post Land lost vs. land gained appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

13]]> http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/land-lost-vs-land-gained.html/feed 1 18587http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/remembering-911-google-earth-2.htmlhttp://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/remembering-911-google-earth-2.html#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:27:40 +0000http://www.gearthblog.com/?p=18571 We have done a number of posts in past years covering various aspects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent rebuilding of the World Trade Center, so today we will only be looking at some of the most recent changes. If you go to the site of the World Trade Center in Google Earth, […]

The post Remembering 9/11 with Google Earth appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

14]]> We have done a number of posts in past years covering various aspects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent rebuilding of the World Trade Center, so today we will only be looking at some of the most recent changes.

If you go to the site of the World Trade Center in Google Earth, and turn off the 3D buildings layer.

2016. and shows 3 World Trade Center nearing completion. According to Wikipedia, the concrete core is now at its maximum height. We previously created a Street View slideshow showing the changes that have taken place over the years. We have updated it with the most recent imagery below.

google-earth-blog-wtc1

google-earth-blog-wtc1

Because we cannot smooth them out without knowing what the ground altitude is at each point. Oddly enough, this contradicts what it says on this page. Which states that Google Earth uses absolute altitudes for tours precisely because of the problems we are experiencing.

google earth blog WTC

Speed in milliseconds per image: World Trade Center 2 in the corner opposite the pools. And World Trade Center 5 on an adjacent block. See Wikipedia for more.

The post Remembering 9/11 with Google Earth appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

15]]> http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/remembering-911-google-earth-2.html/feed 0 18571http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/weird-altitude-effects-google-earth.html http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/weird-altitude-effects-google-earth.html#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:54:35 +0000 http://www.gearthblog.com/?p=18559 Yesterday we made some Google Earth tours of various US parks. We recorded the tours using Google Earth’s built in ‘Record a tour’ button on the tool bar. And then navigating with a SpaceNavigator 3D mouse. Everything seemed fine until we played back the tours and found that some of them have bumps in them […]

The post Weird altitude effects in Google Earth appeared first on Google Earth Blog. earthtopomaps.com

16]]> Yesterday we made some Google Earth tours of various US parks. We recorded the tours using Google Earth’s built in ‘Record a tour’ button on the tool bar and then navigating with a SpaceNavigator 3D mouse. Everything seemed fine until we played back the tours and found that some of them have bumps in them and occasionally some have quite severe up and down jitter. We found that these effects were actually part of the tours as they would occur in the same place when played again.

Thus Google Earth recorded the wrong altitudes when recording the tour. And when playing it back new altitude data is available. So it looks wrong. After much investigation. We do believe that is the main cause of the problem, but that there are other issues as well. google earth blog York Minster

We thought it would be interesting to try and fix the tours by using some maths to smooth out the altitudes. However. Smoothing them out may be difficult or impossible. Google Earth can store altitudes in two basic ways: relative to the ground (or sea floor). or an absolute measurement (from sea level). A third option is to leave out the altitudes and have objects automatically clamp to the ground level.

Because we cannot smooth them out without knowing what the ground altitude is at each point. Oddly enough, this contradicts what it says on this page. Which states that Google Earth uses absolute altitudes for tours precisely because of the problems we are experiencing.

As we noted in this post. when viewing areas with 3D, Google Earth shows the altitudes from the 3D imagery in the status bar. Or whether it uses the 3D imagery where available. What we found was surprising.

Typically. 3D imagery is above the default terrain, so intuitively one would expect relative altitudes to move upwards when you turn on. 3D imagery. What happens is the opposite. They move downwards. This is because.

The two scenes below illustrate what happens. In both cases we have some lines set to a fixed height relative to the ground:

17 August month-end post we mentioned that Monument Valley, Arizona / Utah was now in 3D in Google Earth. Several other US parks also received 3D imagery at the same time. What we didn’t realise at the time was the reason why. Google added 3D for several US parks at the end of August. It was because the US National Park Service celebrated its hundredth birthday on August 25, 2016. earthtopomaps.com

So, to show off the 3D imagery available for US Parks. Including both the new releases and areas that already had 3D (which we looked at last October). We have created some Google Earth tours, which you can view in Google Earth with this KML file. We have also recorded a select few of them in the YouTube video below:

Note that we haven’t created tours for every US park that has 3D. We have included outlines for the parks we know about that have 3D. If you notice we have missed any, please let us know in the comments.

For a map of all areas, not just US parks, that have 3D use this KML file.

The post US National Parks in 3D for centenary appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

18]]> http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/us-national-parks-in-3d-for-centenary.html/feed 3 18544 7]]> http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/ships-google-earths-3d-imagery.html/feed 2 18629http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/worldview-4-skysat-launches.html http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2016/09/worldview-4-skysat-launches.html#comments Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:14:57 +0000 http://www.gearthblog.com/?p=18614 The next couple of days will see two significant launches for satellite imaging.                                                       The post Ships in Google Earth’s 3D imagery appeared first on Google Earth Blog.

Crystal Serenity in Livorno, Italy.

If you are interested in collections of ships visible in 2D imagery, be sure to check out the Google Earth Community transport collections.

The post Ships in Google Earth’s 3D imagery appeared first on Google Earth Blog.                                                                                                       Which have a resolution of 3-5 m per pixel. It is also better resolution than the best imagery Google Earth currently has for some locations, so we hope Google considers using Terra Bella imagery to fill in the gaps in Google Earth.

Which have a resolution of 3-5 m per pixel. It is also better resolution than the best imagery Google Earth currently has for some locations, so we hope Google considers using Terra Bella imagery to fill in the gaps in Google Earth.                                                                                                               This is not as good as WorldView-4’s 30 cm per pixel, but is better than Planet Lab’s Dove satellites.                                                                                  Norwegian Pearl, in Miami (east coast of the US). earthtopomaps.com     

unsubscribe

Google Earth Blog Earth Topo Maps Overlay was originally published on Earthtopomaps

Google Earth 3D 7.1 for Android and iOS

Google Earth 3D June 26, 2013 Google Earth 3D

Whether you’re on foot looking for the best sushi place in a new neighborhood Google Earth 3D. earthtopomaps.com

Just in case you decide to visit these places yourself. Or you’d like to do some virtual archaeology around Pompeii. We’re all explorers of the world around us in our own way. Your definition of adventure is unique. So we like to offer several ways to explore the world. With the latest edition of Google Earth 3d  for Android or iOS. – now available in more than 100 countries. – your virtual adventures will be even more amazing and immersive. Also with this release. We’re making Google Earth for mobile available in more than 100 countries worldwide. So you can start their virtual journey in Google Earth 3D from almost anywhere on Earth. Just in case you decide to visit these places yourself.

google earth 3d d pngbasefbabe
Google Earth 3D Chicago skyline in 3D in the new interface

Google Earth 3D Have you ever wanted to take a tour of Stonehenge or retrace the steps of Christopher Columbus?. With the addition of Street View to Google Earth for mobile devices, you can explore many sites from street level right on your mobile device. And with the new streamlined interface, a simple click of the Earth logo in top left will give you quick access to more information through layers like Panoramio Photos. And Wikipedia. Just in case you decide to visit these places yourself. Google Earth’s improved directions enable you to visualize step-by-step transit, walking and biking directions in full 3D. earthtopomaps.com Also with this release. We’re making Google Earth for mobile available in more than 100 countries worldwide. So you can start their virtual journey in Google Earth from almost anywhere on Earth.

google earth 3d pngbaseaabe
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England in Street View
Also with this release. We’re making Google Earth for mobile available in more than 100 countries worldwide. So you can start their virtual journey in Google Earth from almost anywhere on Earth. To unleash your inner explorer. Check out your local Google Play store or iTunes to download the latest version of Earth for Android and iOS. earthtopomaps.com
Posted by Haris Ramic. Google Earth product manager                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

unsubscribe

Google Earth 3D 7.1 for Android and iOS was originally published on Earthtopomaps

Google Maps Street View elephants of the Samburu

Google Maps Street View. Walk alongside the elephants of the Samburu National Reserve. Google Maps Street View Screen Shot at

Google Maps Street View. It’s a wild life at the Save the Elephants research camp in Samburu. In the heart of northern Kenya’s wilderness. For the last 15 years at Save the Elephants. I’ve spent my days among the elephants. Working alongside my fellow Samburu people to study and protect them. Google Maps Street View.  

While you make your journey through Street View.

Research shows that 100,000 elephants across Africa were killed for their ivory between 2010-2012. But thanks to our work in the Samburu National Reserve their numbers are now slowly increasing. Today, a visit to Samburu is a chance not only to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. But also discover a uniquely beautiful landscape where people’s live are interwoven with the landscape’s wildlife. It’s my honour to invite you on a journey to my homeland with Google Maps Street View. earthtopomaps.com

Google Maps Street View. Every time I drive into the Reserve, I can see the trust on the elephants’ faces and feel a warm welcome. When I’m out and about. I never know which of my fellow citizens. I’ll bump into next. Street View Google Maps It could be some of the 600+ elephants I can recognize.—like the Hardwood family.—frolicking together. A group of Samburu warriors walking along the Ewaso Nyiro River. A pride of lions enjoying a bit of shade. Or a leopard crossing the path. While you make your journey through Street View. You may be surprised what awaits. Street View Google Maps.Hardwood family of elephants, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya Google Maps Street View . 

While you make your journey through Street View.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has hand-raised more than 180 orphaned infant elephants.
(and other GPS-collared wildlife) onto Google Earth to help rangers determine where elephants are and when they might be in danger

earthtopomaps.comGoogle Maps Street View Screen Shot at


Google Maps Street View. South of Samburu, up into the hills of Kenya. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy awaits exploration. In this greener landscape. You can cross the open savannah. Where animals like zebras and rhinoceroses live protected from poachers and hunters. Every day. The Lewa radio command center plots the movements of elephants. (and other GPS-collared wildlife) onto Google Earth to help rangers determine where elephants are and when they might be in danger. If an elephant’s GPS collar sends an alert to indicate the elephant has stopped moving. A team of rangers and tracking dogs will investigate. Save the Elephants was one of the first organizations to use this technology. Having collared 266 elephants across Africa since 1998. Street View Google Maps.Elephants and zebras graze in the open plains of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Street View in Google Maps. Visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. You can see the devastating effect of poaching and other causes of elephant deaths in Kenya. Founded in 1977. The Trust provides lifesaving assistance to wild animals in need. Including orphaned elephants and rhinos. At their Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi. Elephant caretakers stand in for an elephant’s lost family. Providing 24/7 care and specially formulated milk. As the orphans grow. They are gradually reintegrated back into the wild, where they are protected by the charity’s Anti-Poaching and Aerial Surveillance Teams. To date. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has hand-raised more than 180 orphaned infant elephants. Including little Sokotei. Who I helped to rescue in Samburu after his mother died of natural causes when he was six months old. But when you’re up against a challenge of this scale, every elephant counts. Street View Google Maps. earthtopomaps.comGoogle Maps Street View Screen Shot at
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has hand-raised more than 180 orphaned infant elephants.  
Who I helped to rescue in Samburu after his mother died of natural causes when he was six months old. 
But when you’re up against a challenge of this scale, every elephant counts.
(and other GPS-collared wildlife) onto Google Earth to help rangers determine where elephants are and when they might be in danger. 

While you make your journey through Street View. 

Google Maps Street View. Orphaned elephants play in the mud at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. I hope this glimpse into life in Samburu has inspired you to learn more about elephants’ plight and how you can help. Samburu is my home and is full of life. To ensure it remains that way. Please consider supporting the research of Save the Elephants. Making a donation to the anti-poaching efforts of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Or fostering an orphaned elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. After exploring in Street View. Come and see us here in Kenya in person—we’d love to have you! Street View Google Maps     Posted by David Daballen, Head of Field Operations at Save the Elephants earthtopomaps.com .  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has hand-raised more than 180 orphaned infant elephants.

                                                   

unsubscribe


 

Google Maps Street View elephants of the Samburu was originally published on Earthtopomaps

Google Street View engineer takes pictures

Google Street View engineer The official blog for Google Maps

Google Street View engineer Take in the Sites of Rio de Janeiro Before the Games Begin.

May 27, 2016

If you’ll be in Rio for the Games. check out the vibe before you make restaurant reservations or the local bar to ensure there’s ample room on the dancefloor to bust out your Samba moves.

Google Street View engineer takes pictures from the inside of Rio’s Olympic Park.
Google Street View engineer Rio’s Olympic Park. Preparations are underway in the “Marvelous City” in anticipation of the 2016. Olympics Games which is expected to draw an extra half a million people to Brazil this summer. Rio’s Olympic Park. Google Street View The Google Street View team has also been busy preparing for the festivities. Over the past few months. we’ve capturing fresh imagery. so everyone can enjoy the magic of Rio de Janeiro – whether planning to attend in person or watch the excitement from afar. http://earthtopomaps.com

If you’ll be in Rio for the Games. check out the vibe before you make restaurant reservations or the local bar to ensure there’s ample room on the dancefloor to bust out your Samba moves.

Continue reading Google Street View engineer takes pictures

Topographic Map Overlay In Google Earth – Youtube

%d bloggers like this: