I've been fine tuning the area boundaries and maps on both Google Earth and the USGS 7.5-minute maps the past few days, and now I'm ready to start putting together the information packets which everyone will be able to download off the web.
Below is an image saved from Google Earth showing the circle and areas. Clicking on the map will open a browser window with a larger image.
If you have Google Earth on your computer, I've also saved a KMZ file on my Google sites webpage, which you can download by clicking HERE. Google Earth is a program you have to install on your computer, and it's an amazing resource. You download the program to your computer from the Internet – and it's free and safe. To read more about it and see if your computer is compatible, go to earth.google.com. Once you have it and download the KML file, you can zoom into your area, tilt the angle, and move over the landscape with three-dimensional effects that make it appear that you're flying over the land. It's a fantastic way to study the topography of your area.
A Google Maps version (for which you just need a web browser, like Firefox) can be found by clicking on the map below.
This is an example of one of the maps I created using the 7.5-minute USGS quadrangles.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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