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VortexMaps

VortexMaps

http://www.vortexmaps.com/hagens-grid-google.php

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...
Rating of 503/25/20113,502Google Earth Logo
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Solar Eclipse Paths 2001-2010

Solar Eclipse Paths 2001-2010

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.
No rating yet04/01/20101,457Google Earth Logo

Yahoo Maps global super-overlay

Yahoo Maps global super-overlay

Global super-overlay
Source: maps.yahoo.com
Kml file hotlink: http://www.virtualexile.com/GEocentric/yahoo.maps/

ADMIN NOTE: Doesn't work everywhere, only local.

Rating of 108/15/20091,161Google Earth Logo
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World Time Zones

World Time Zones

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.
Rating of 305/29/20091,679Google Earth Logo

Mercury

Mercury

World Wide Overlay
of a realistic Mercury.
No rating yet02/12/20094,705Google Earth Logo
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OpenAerialMap global super-overlay

OpenAerialMap global super-overlay

Global super-overlay.
Source: OpenAerialMap.org
Kml file hotlink: http://openaerialmap.org/static/oam.kml
Rating of 207/28/20082,081Google Earth Logo
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Virtual Earth Super-Overlay V2.0

Virtual Earth Super-Overlay V2.0

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/
No rating yet07/26/20082,382Google Earth Logo
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Global Ocean thermoaline Circulation

Global Ocean thermoaline Circulation

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.
Rating of 3.33333333302/12/20083,910Google Earth Logo
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Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics

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...
No rating yet01/18/20083,518Google Earth Logo
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Blue Marble

Blue Marble

The very cool Blue Marble file built by Frank Taylor.
Rating of 4.512/21/20073,180Google Earth Logo

MODIS Gallery SuperOverlays

MODIS Gallery SuperOverlays

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...
No rating yet10/28/20071,249Google Earth Logo
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USGS Earthquake Monitoring

USGS Earthquake Monitoring

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...
No rating yet06/19/20073,247Google Earth Logo

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

The world as a 3D pumpkin courtesy of Google Earth Blog (gearthblog.com).
Rating of 3.502/24/20071,119Google Earth Logo
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SATURN IN 3D

SATURN IN 3D

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.
Rating of 3.57142857108/03/200610,213Google Earth Logo
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Freedom in the World

Freedom in the World

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
Rating of 3.206/08/20063,318Google Earth Logo
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The Middle East

The Middle East

Map of the Middle East countries.
Rating of 3.504/26/20062,501Google Earth Logo
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Muslim World

Muslim World

A map of the countries belonging to the Muslim World. 1.3 billion people follow Islam.
Rating of 3.504/26/20062,099Google Earth Logo
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Major Powers of the World

Major Powers of the World

World-wide overlay of the Major Powers of the World, as defined by Wikipedia.
Rating of 2.437503/16/20062,062Google Earth Logo
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Driving Standards - Right or Left

Driving Standards - Right or Left

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?
Rating of 3.602/17/20063,012Google Earth Logo
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Standard of Living

Standard of Living

<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...
Rating of 3.16666666601/31/20064,686Google Earth Logo
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Endor Overlay

Endor Overlay

I have created the planet Endor from Star Wars as an overlay.
Rating of 2.66666666612/27/20052,219Google Earth Logo
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Death Star Overlay

Death Star Overlay

I have created the Death Star from Star Wars as an overlay
Rating of 2.26666666612/26/20059,302Google Earth Logo
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Tatooine Overlay

Tatooine Overlay

I have created the planet Tatooine From Star Wars as an overlay.
Rating of 2.612/26/20052,184Google Earth Logo
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Exotic Genetic Influence in Europe

Exotic Genetic Influence in Europe

Map 8 of NuSapiens Atlas. Shows genetic traces of ancient Middle Eastern and South Asian influence in Europe.
Rating of 3.210/29/20051,586Google Earth Logo
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World Craniometric Variation

World Craniometric Variation

Map 6 of NuSapiens Atlas. Shows craniometric (head shape) variation around the world: a counterpoint to the genetic maps, using old-fashioned body measurements.
Rating of 3.510/29/20051,215Google Earth Logo
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