Huge overlays for things like population density, earth-at-night views, etc|
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In the upper left corner of the Google Earth screen, click File. Then click Open. You will be able to browse to where you have downloaded “UVG-grid-compiled-by-B-Hagens.kmz.” Click on it, and it will appear in the “Places” menu on the left.
VIEWING AND HIDING LINES
You can view the UVG Grid in many way...
|This collection of global map overlays for Google Earth shows the paths of solar eclipse predictions through 2100 as compiled by Fred Espenak of NASA’s GSFC. Each eclipse track is identified by the calendar date at the instant of greatest eclipse (Universal Time). The position of greatest eclipse appears an asterisk symbol near the middle section of each path.||04/01/2010||1,969|
Kml file hotlink: http://www.virtualexile.com/GEocentric/yahoo.maps/
ADMIN NOTE: Doesn't work everywhere, only local.
|There are many sources of world time zone data and maps available. I have combined several of them into a single file for Google Earth which will let you easily switch between the different versions.||05/29/2009||2,245|
|World Wide Overlay|
of a realistic Mercury.
Kml file hotlink: http://openaerialmap.org/static/oam.kml
|Description: - Microsoft Virtual Earth global super-overlay.
All tiles positions are converted from Mercator projection to Plate Carrée.|
KML file hotlink: http://www.virtualexile.com/GEocentric/virtualearth2/
|This file presents the global ocean thermoaline circulation.Ocean currents can flow for thousands of kilometers. They are very important in determining the climates of the continents, especially those regions bordering on the ocean. Perhaps the most striking example is the Gulf Stream, which makes northwest Europe much more temperate than any other region at the same latitude. ||02/12/2008||4,561|
|Plate tectonics (from Greek τέκτων, tektōn "builder" or "mason") is a theory of geology that has been developed to explain the observed evidence for large scale motions of the Earth's lithosphere. The theory encompassed and superseded the older theory of continental drift from the first half of the 20th century and the concept of seafloor s...||01/18/2008||4,433|
|The very cool Blue Marble file built by Frank Taylor.||12/21/2007||4,005|
|These are images captured from the Aqua and Terra satellites and handpicked by the MODIS team on an almost daily basis to show interesting things going on around the world that particular day that are visible from space. This includes things like dust storms, hurricanes, cyclones, fires, volcanic eruptions, etc, etc. They are excellent quality color images. Includes about 200 overlays from 200...||10/28/2007||1,563|
|Earthquakes are happening around the world all the time, we just can't feel all of them. The US Geological Survey (USGS) is constantly monitoring the Earth with sensitive instruments and for some time now has offered ways of sharing their data on the web through their Earthquake Hazards Program. Last February I reported on their new Google Earth earthquake monitoring features. They have recentl...||06/19/2007||3,795|
|The world as a 3D pumpkin courtesy of Google Earth Blog (gearthblog.com).||02/24/2007||1,386|
|a model of the saturn in 3d with high quality texture. You will need to be using Google Earth 4 Beta. You can spin the model and look at it from different angles.||08/03/2006||11,593|
|This map reflects the findings of Freedom House's 2006 survey Freedom in the World, concerning the state of world freedom in 2005.|
green - Free. Freedom House considers these states to be liberal democracies.
orange - Partly Free
red - Not Free
|Map of the Middle East countries.||04/26/2006||2,853|
|A map of the countries belonging to the Muslim World. 1.3 billion people follow Islam.||04/26/2006||2,499|
|World-wide overlay of the Major Powers of the World, as defined by Wikipedia.||03/16/2006||2,422|
|Countries in red - drive on the right|
Countries in blue- drive on the left
Did you know that 2.2 million people die in car accidents every year?
|<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_Human_Development_Index">Wikipedia Article</a>|
The UN Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of poverty, literacy, education, life expectancy, childbirth, and other factors for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. The index was developed in 1990...
|I have created the planet Endor from Star Wars as an overlay.||12/27/2005||2,676|
|I have created the Death Star from Star Wars as an overlay||12/27/2005||10,084|
|I have created the planet Tatooine From Star Wars as an overlay.||12/27/2005||2,536|
|Map 8 of NuSapiens Atlas. Shows genetic traces of ancient Middle Eastern and South Asian influence in Europe. ||10/30/2005||1,879|
|Map 6 of NuSapiens Atlas. Shows craniometric (head shape) variation around the world: a counterpoint to the genetic maps, using old-fashioned body measurements. ||10/30/2005||1,519|