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Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 13, 2006
15 years ago4,908 views

"http : //" is missing for the "Manoj Nahar" link.

Frank Taylor [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

For more tips on the historical maps layer (and the other three new layers), read Google Earth Blog:

http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2006/11/four_new_featured_go.html

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Thanks Haochi, fixed!

Gary Price [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Cool stuff.

If you've never visited the Rumsey Collection,
http://www.davidrumsey.com/
this specialty database is currently home to more than 13,600 digitized maps. According to the Rumsey site, Google Earth is providing access to 16 maps.

Learn More:
+ An interview with David Rumsey
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/27/DDG6K8UNN81.DTL

+ All About the David Rumsey Map Collection
http://www.resourceshelf.com/2003/07/16/all-about-the-david-rumsey-map-collection/

Btw, if digital globes are of interest. Take ahttp://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2212&trv=1 look at a new plug-in from SkylineGlobe (U.S. only) at this point and NASA's World Wind.

http://www.skylineglobe.com/
Overview:
http://www.resourceshelf.com/2006/10/09/virtually-fly-around-the-globe-with-skyline-globe-beta/

Review:
http://www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=2212&trv=1
Note: Allows access to KML/KMZ files.

WorldWind (open source, volunteer project)
http://www.worldwindcentral.com

Special note to the What's New section:
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/World_Wind_New_Features

Can now import KML/KMZ files
The Add-Ons Blog
http://worldwindadd-ons.blogspot.com/

and the fact that you can use MS Virtual Earth with it.
http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Add-on:Virtual_Earth

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Is there a way to change the "opacity" of theses layers? (from 0% to 100%...)

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