Sunday, April 29, 2007

Google Earth Experiment

With the Sacramento FIT listings rapidly approaching 1,000, I'm finding I spend a lot more time each week preparing and posting to this blog. Rather than burn myself out, I thought I'd try an experiment.

Many of you are familiar with Google Earth. For those that aren't, it is an incredible free software application that allows you to view geocoded information superimposed on a satellite view of the Earth's surface. You can take any data, like Flippers In Trouble listings, for instance, and place them in Google Earth in a browseable format. Here's a screenshot:

Here are the files you need to get started:

Download Google Earth
Flippers In Trouble Data File

Please let me know what you think of this format (love, hate, indifferent) and if you can think of any improvements.