Posts Tagged ‘Google Earth’

UK and Ireland Flight Maps

January 3rd, 2008

Since I put together the Google Earth animated flights from USA airports (more of those coming up soon!), I’ve been meaning to check out the same thing without the time element - a KML file where routes only display as you hover the mouse over various airports.  Essentially a Google Earth, 3D equivalent of those interactive flight maps you see on airlines’ websites. 
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Interactive Spiders and Charts

December 24th, 2007

A couple of updates to my recent Google Earth GPS-satellite visibility animation:
Firstly, you can now change the viewing location to anywhere on Earth.  To do this, right click on the Location folder (with the blue dot) in the side panel and select Refresh.  The animation will then centre on the current view.
Secondly, the visualization displays a Screen [...]

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The GPS Spider

December 20th, 2007

Time for a new KML animation!
The idea of this one is to plot out simulated GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite movements onto Google Earth, and simultaneously show how many are visible from a specific location at a particular time.  
GPS receivers need to be able to see several of these to return accurate location fixes. This animation shows that [...]

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