August 05, 2007

A fine USGS topo layer solution for Google Earth

I spent this morning flying around Northern Colorado looking for a place to swim in the Poudre River near Fort Collins (any ideas??) - I then had a need to add a USGS topo layer to my Google Earth session - enter good old Frank Taylor (aka. Google Earth Blog founder) and a solution! A great add-on for Google Earth from a company called 3D solar was found, enabling you to view USGS topos for your area of interest was located easily seaching his blog. Simply add the layer, wait a few seconds and the topo will appear.. toggle off when you don't need it... I'd love to see the ability to swipe the topo in/out with the google earth scene! Developed by 3D solar and KMZ streamed from the Google earth blog - here's the USGS topo layer KMZ.. enjoy (does anyone have any other solutions for this??) !

flying over Poudre River in NOCO

The same area with the USGS top layer!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you know if you highlight the network link folder, USGS topo maps, the slider bar appears at the bottom of the "places" section and allows transparency balance... slide it back and forth and you have swiping...