OnEarth WMS

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology has numerous global overlays available that can be viewed with Google Earth. These overlays are on WMS servers, which can be a little tricky to set up in Google Earth, so I have done the hard part and all you have to do [...]


TerraLook Archive

The TerraLook Archive contains 1,000’s of satellite images from the Terra and Landsat satellites. Many of the images covering environmentally sensitive areas (South American rainforests, etc.) throughout the Earth have been converted for viewing in Google Earth by Dr. Mark Mulligan of King’s College London.  The images in this collection date from 1972 to [...]


Nuclear Sites

This collection contains the locations of various sites throughout the world having something to do with nuclear power or nuclear weapons. These original data originated from many different sources, which I have combined into a single, easy to use network link. Includes the following:

ICBM Bases/Related Facilities Nuclear Reactor Sites US Nuclear Facilities Nuclear [...]


Visualizing the Ionosphere

A collection of four overlays showing the following data related to the Ionosphere:

Radio Activity Total Electron Content Maximum Usable Frequency foF2

The data free data is delayed by three hours Real-time data is available through a paid subscription.


Space Environmental Technologies and Space Environment Corporation


FEMA Flood Hazard Data

FEMA has two applications to display various flood related data in Google Earth.

Stay Dry – This is the simpler of the two applications. When you start Stay Dry, you’ll see an overview map of the US that shows which areas of the country have coverage available. If the area you are interested [...]


World Oil Consumption

Per-capita oil consumption for countries of the world based on data from the 2007 CIA World Factbook. The data is formatted to show a ranking of about 170 countries.

There are two versions of the data. One version is flat and shows the actual ranking on the country itself. The second version shows [...]


CARMA Power Plant Emissions

The Carbons Monitoring for Action (CARMA) database contains detailed information about carbon emissions from 1,000′s of power plants throughout the world. The information includes generation capacity, tons of CO2 emissions, and owner from 1990 to 2007.

The data was compiled for Google Earth by blog. As you zoom in, more and more [...]


World Fires in Real Time from FIRMS

This collection of placemarks shows near real time locations of active fires as identified by NASA’s MODIS satellite and the Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) . The data covers the entire globe and is updated every 2 hours. Several other subsets of the data in KML format are available from the FIRMS [...]

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