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Google Earth USGS Topos in real-time

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Offline JeffB

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Google Earth USGS Topos in real-time
« on: June 30, 2007, 04:18:32 PM »
Here's a cool hack for Google Earth to put USGS topographic maps ability in real-time, with scaling.  
GOOGLE EARTH TOPO LINK
Its a hack from web mapping servers (wms) to kml, which is google earth format. Zoom in to a small area of interest and then check the box next to "DRG WMS Test"  You should also disable KML error handling under Tools->Options->General->Abort File Load on Error.  Otherwise there will be annoying error messages when you zoom in too far.
Jeff Bullard
Dallas, TX

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 04:49:19 PM »
If that link won't open for you , try this page and click on the G-Earth link.
Jeff Bullard
Dallas, TX

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2007, 10:35:11 AM »
Thanks JeffB, now that is cool.:cool:

I can use this for both work and play. Had to use the second link, first one did not do anything for me.

Hoodoo
Don
Fort Worth

 


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