Further Study

In my blog I cover a lot of topics beyond the scope of this tutorial, I've selected ones I think are relevant to someone who has now completed the basic parts of this tutorial:


Design Principles: 

Recommended - Hallway Testing:  In this tutorial I have used the argument 'it seems sensible to do it like this' without referring to studies or tests.  In a lot of cases there are gray areas of design, hallway testing is a quick but effective method to prove that a particular design works. 

Regions: You will have to edit kml code to use these, they are potentially very useful in terms of keeping content from being too cluttered on screen

Problems with 3D: How to use 3D in Google Earth by looking at a case of misuse of 3D 

Google Earth: Poster or Database: There are two main uses for Google Earth in presenting to the public, you can use it as a database of information that users can explore or you can use it to present your interpretation of that data.  In this post I promote the 'Poster' use of Google Earth.

The Power of Google Earth to Illustrate Scale: Includes a discussion and a howto on capturing the outline of a country

All design principles 


Technical HowTos: 

Rising Block:  Make columns, blocks or pillars rise out of the ground showing cross sections of the ground/sea below

Audio Tour: Use audio in a tour in Google Earth  

Create a Map without Google Earth:  Its very easy to create a map in a situation where you don't have access to Google Earth but you do have web access.

Snip Wasted Space:  Clean up your Places column by removing unwanted parts of pop up balloons.

All HowTos


Further Project Reviews:

Recommended - Hurricane Flight Graphic: Points about icons, visual representation, lines and a reworking by myself

Mountaintop Removal:  Excellent example of what is possible with 3D in Google Earth, generally good presentation. 

Video Tutorial: Reflecting on some of the failings in my own work 

All Project Reviews