USGS Topographic Map Update

Looks like a lot of people are using the Google Earth USGS Topographic maps. Couple updates that I thought I’d pass on.

First of all, I recompiled the index to be much easier to use. You no longer have to navigate through two index levels. Now, simply zoom down and the index will [...]


USGS Topographic Map Overlay

This overlay contains seamless topographic/land cover data for the entire Earth and a USGS Topographic Map overlay for the entire US, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The 1:250,000 scale USGS Topo Maps are from i-cubed eTOPO. The remaining USGS Topographic Maps for the US are  are from the National Geographic TOPO! program. The global land [...]


3Dsolar Addons

3D Solar is a great collection of several useful sets of data created by 3D Solar. The layers include:

Rapid Response System consists of near real time imagery captured by NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites. New satellite images are released daily and they typically show something of interest, such as tropical storms, wildfires, volcanic [...]


SRTM KML Project

The SRTM KML Project will overlay a shaded relief map of the Earth based on elevation data from the Space Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM). Data covers the entire Earth.

KML Content Created By: The SRTM KML Project Access From:



Historic Topographic Maps of New England

This collection contains approximately 900 15-minute historic USGS Topographic Maps covering almost the entire states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Most of the maps are dated between 1890 and 1910.

There is a long history to these maps and how they [...]


Global Digital Elevation Data

Color shaded 90 meter elevation data for Google Earth. The data can be downloaded in GeoTiff files or viewed in Google Earth.

Find block that you’d like to view, click on icon in center then click on green link in balloon called “WWW Network Link”.

KML Content Created By: Kings College Access From: [...]

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