Yes I know, its another way to view Blue Marble Next Generation imagery in Google Earth, but here Jonathan van Tuijl has taken the time to pre-process the full resolution 500m/pixel imagery into static files, meaning that hopefully the loading should be smother (at least when accessed from this side of the Atlantic!) and more refined as a its not relying on a server to dynamically generate the KML and images (even if it then caches it), as done here. We also hope to make available the full range of Blue Marble layers.
… doesn’t do any of the fancy fading out like the version here, which is designed to be left running
See the post in the KML group that started this little adventure, which I believe started as an exercise for Jonathan to find a way to slice up really large images, and generate a Google Earth SuperOverlay from that; as none of the ‘packages’ seemed to be able to manage it (I’ve tried it too!). So I joined in offering hosting – as think its a neat exercise in hosting really large datasets (7.4GB at last count) – now I have a powerful server. (famous last words…)