Google Earth - Data feedback
Google Earth is preety cool but it lacks content. I'll have a Google Maps version of the Mapitfirst data out at somepoint in the near future but I really like the Google Earth tool. IT has some challenges but I like the 3D component and the new version allows for elevation profiles.
The sample data set is from the Mapitfirst package (just a sample area of course). I've taken out many of links and information due to copyright issues. Download the file from the link below and unzip it. Open up Google Earth and simply 'open' the files. You can do them all at once. Hopefully the symbols come across properly.
I don't know what to do with this type of stuff. It's got lots of possibilities, I just don't know if there's a demand or if it's just fluffy cool stuff to look at. I do like the 5.2 Google Earth features. The elevation profile is a goood feature for trip planning.
http://www.mapitfirst.ca/updates/sample data 82O04.zip
user = mapitfirst
password = outside
What's cool is you can set the transparency of the map so you can see both the map and the sat image. To do this, click on the map sheet in the Layers list (82O04) and use the transparency bar below. All the icons have links to something or rather. I'm always adding more but this should give you a sense. I'd like to pretty it up some more so any ideas, feel free to post them.
Let me know what you think either on this post or by email tom (at) mapitfirst.ca