Archive for October, 2006

UK Placename Gazetteer Updated

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Small update to the Gazetteer file hosted on the Downloads page. Rather embarrassingly the previous version missed out some large towns and cities.

Placemarks Grouped and Sorted

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I’ve had a request to be able to sort the output of the KML Grouper, so … well… now you can! Enjoy.

Making a View-Based Refresh efficient when tilted?

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

I guess this only is really of interest to Google Earth network link builders… And rather that rewrite again what I wrote on the GEC, will quote the juicy bit and then provide a link (laziness!)

 ” As is probably common I use the BBOX returned during a refresh of a View-Based refresh to return some results to the user.

This works well when the view is directly overhead as there is very little wastage and the bbox represents the region of interest quite well.

However as soon as the view is tilted it becomes less useful as lots of the bbox is wasted in encompassing the distant area toward the horizon. “

I then go on to discuss my potential solution, add a demo and a link to the source, hopeing that somebody else is working or at least thinking of something similar…

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