- rsgrillo writes that he has already updated his free-yet-very-capable GE-Path tool to be compatible with KML 2.1. (It’s now up to v.1.4.1 — for Windows.) An update for GE-Graph is in the works, he adds. In the meantime, please report bugs.
- Tractor-owning southern Alaskan golfer Avi Bar-Ze’ev posts the first big-picture musings on the implications of the new KML features and the integration between Picasa and Google Earth.
- Not having tested it myself, Google Earth Community poster Marc_B instead explains how to use Google Earth from within Picasa.
- Brian Flood says that the next version of Arc2Earth will automate the production of KML Super-Overlays from ArcGIS raster files:
The tile cutting routines were already in the [Arc2Earth] product but until the 2.1 spec, there was no good way to efficientlly load and display them from GE. kudos to Google for this support!
- Product announcement: A tool to export all manner of content from Intergraph’s GeoMedia into KML, by Austrian company GISQUADRAT. Here’s a lovely brochure in German.
- Skyline announces a virtual globe competitor, SkylineGlobe, “available for the public shortly.” Looks like it will be a Windows only release, judging by the screenshots. (Via Geography 2.0)