Google Earth Hacks

There is Google Earth Hacks the blog and then also the forum, where most of the action is.

This could well become the place to turn to for informal tech support and for sharing new finds.

Bored? Here is a project

Blogger Akkam’s Razor is “patiently waiting” for this international shark attack data to be turned into a KML file for GE.

Flickr, and Google Earth

The geobloggers blog is a fount of hacks and ideas regarding Google Earth (GE) and the geographical positioning tags that have been developed for Flickr photos and links.

For example, links that have had geotags added can be made to show up automatically in GE if you are in the neighborhood. What does that mean?

So if you’ve been to a nice cafe and want to geotag their homepage, go for it…

In other words, you don’t need to wait for websites to locate themselves. You can take the initiative yourself.

This post on LifeHacker has instructions for Flickr photos.

If you want to learn how to add geo-data to your own Flickr photos or tags, head on over to geobloggers for straightforward instructions, or else have it spelled out word for word on Make:Blog

Swedish universities as a .kml file

Over on, I’ve published a .kml file (with instructions) that contains markers for all the campuses of Swedish universities.

The idea is to offer prospective students (who are often early adopters) the ability to have an immersive experience as they window-shop Swedish higher education. Don’t know where V√ßxj√∂ University is? You will now.

I grouped different campuses for each university together in a folder. Double-click on the folder, and you will be flown to a particularly photogenic view.

Because the file is a network link, every time I amend or expand it, all subscribers will have this new information available automatically.

Notes on the political, social and scientific impact of networked digital maps and geospatial imagery, with a special focus on Google Earth.