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9 de Marzo 2006

Best Topo Map Interface for Google Earth

Longs Peak Topographic map in Google EarthI believe it started today with this blog entry at The Map Room, but suddenly there is a resurgence of interest in generating topographical maps in Google Earth. I've spoken about techniques for doing this in the past (here and here). However, let me share the easiest way to view US Topographical maps in Google Earth. This is a portion of a network link created by a company called 3D Solar which does USGS Topographical Overlays automatically. You just zoom in to an area of interest, wait for five seconds, and suddenly you have an overlay of a topo map. Just turn off the "USGSO topo maps" network link when you are finished using it. I recommend saving this one in your "My Places" for future use. For the full 3D Solar collection of network links (which also includes weather, NASA MODIS satellite images, and Landsat overlays as well), check out this GEC forum post.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 9 de Marzo 2006 a las 04:54 PM

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    Use at your own risk. It crashes GE Plus repeatedly, even when used according to instructions. Needs work.

    Enviado por: Steven McQ at 1 de Abril 2006 a las 07:46 PM

    The topo maps are loading for me quite well, no problems here in GE beta 4 (I do get an error message, but just OK out of it and the maps load).

    Enviado por: Mike at 9 de Octubre 2006 a las 09:44 AM

    This crashed GE Free for me, but I found another link that works quite well: http://ge.gbif.net/gbifwmslinks.php

    Has topos for Canada, US, and New Zealand. Give it a shot if this method doesn't work for you.

    Enviado por: Jason at 14 de Noviembre 2006 a las 03:51 PM

    I don't understand why the GE team doesn't take this uncopyrighted "free" data and make it a Layer? Now in ArcGIS software...
    http://www.spatiallyadjusted.com/2007/04/25/seamless-usgs-topo-in-arcgis/

    Enviado por: GE User at 26 de Abril 2007 a las 07:40 AM

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