Archive for March, 2006

KML sorting utility

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

It comes up quite often in the GEC, that there is no easy way to sort placemarks in My Places. Out of necessity I created a little bit of PHP to do the sorting for me, realising others could find it useful, have put it online here.

Maps in Google Earth

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Haven’t had a chance to try it but this (from gpsvisualizer) looks really promising, basically allows you to easily overlay various maps on the Globe directly in Google Earth. (or an alternative from 3D solar)

Take a look at the announcement in the GEC.

3D Bar-Graphs in Google Earth

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Following on from the Geograph Hectad Density Layer for Google Earth, I thought I would try the same for the layers from my Location Search. Click the ‘Bars’ from any of the layers on the full list of layers here, or if you don’t have GE see what you missing: geograph screenshot.

See also my post about the geocaching/trigs layers at the Groundspeek Forum.

Experimental GB Gridlines for Google Maps Mashup

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Following on from the success of the Google Earth Layer. Alpha preview here of the Map. Very rough due to the projection of Google Maps and rather slow in Firefox due to lack of VML. (will revisit when Google maps has native SVG support)

GeoRSS for

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

all I wanted to say is added basic support for the simple GeoRSS to the RSS syndication feeds. While there have also combined it with PhotoRSS to create GeoPhotoRSS ;)

IARU Locators in the Geocoder

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

I have now added support for IARU Locators to the Nearby Geocoder. If want to work with these you have to explicitly request them and inform the geocoder thats what to supplying as they look teribly like UK postcodes…