Posts tagged "KML"

Support LEED Credit SSc4.1 with Circle Generator and Google Earth

You want to find out if your project site is close enough to public transit? (LEED credit 4.1 “Alternative Transportation: Public transportation Access” requirements are: Locate building within 800metres (0.5 miles) of a commuter rail, light rail or subway station or 400metres (0.25 miles) of 2 or more public bus lines offering frequent service). Here...

Make Google Earth a 4D Building Simulation Tool with Earth Connector for Revit

You can not only post your Revit models to Google Earth but you can make it your occasional 4D simulation tool. You can add time as the forth dimension by using phases from Revit and implementing them as Google Earth timespan to play the construction phases through the timeline via a time slider. You can...

Worldwide Deforestation in Google Earth

The world has lost almost half of its forests already, and the continued rate of deforestation contributes greatly to climate change and the loss of global biodiversity. This easy to grasp visualisation in Google Earth from the Google Earth Outreach Showcase gives us the state of the forests today. 3D extrusions of the countries boundaries...

Visualise Climate Change in Google Earth

See anticipated global temperature rising and how it could affect our world until 2100. The animation uses world-leading climate science from the UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre to show world temperatures throughout the next hundred years under medium projections of greenhouse gas emissions. Users can also access information on action that can be taken by...

Air Quality in Google Earth

Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts and current conditions (for USA) are available in Keyhole Markup Language (KML) format at the EPA website. Download and open this data layer in Google Earth. Terradex publishes a realtime air quality monitoring layer displayed on Google Earth as well. The service was recently awarded an Environmental Achievement Award by...

High Performance Buildings Layer in Google Earth

Building Green Inc. has teamed up with Google and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) to create an interactive map for Google Earth. You can explore a collection of over 80 3D building models of buildings in DOE’s High Performance Buildings Database including a description and links to full case studies. Download Great Green Buildings...