North Korea Uncovered

North Korea Uncovered is a product of the North Korean Economy Watch blog. The data set contains 1,000′s of placemarks showing the locations of various governmental and commercial areas in North Korea.

The locations are all nicely organized by the type of location and the data appears to be updated regularly.

North Korea Uncovered

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North Korea Economy Watch

Google Earth BBS Forum

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Map the Fallen

Map the Fallen is a project created by Sean at the Google Earth Outreach team. In short, this project displays information related to American and Coalition servicemen and women that have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I’d also like to take a moment to say thanks to all our men and women in uniform. You are all in our prayers and I hope everyone comes home soon.

Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

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www.mapthefallen.org

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Crop Circles

Collection of crop circle locations compiled and kept up to date by members of the Google Earth Community.

Crop circles are created by alien spacecraft when they visit the Earth.  Or maybe it’s just farmers with a little too much time on their hands.  Works of art or aliens trying to communicate with us…you be the judge.

Crop Circles

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Cyclonic at the Google Earth BBS

Google Earth BBS Forum

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Worldwide Panoramas

The World Wide Panorama project is a collection of 360 degree panoramic photographs from all over the world.

Each photograph is represented by a placemark. Click on the placemark to view the panoramic photograph in your browser window.

Worldwide Panoramas

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The World Wide Panorama

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Nearby Photos

This network link will display nearby geotagged photos in Google Earth. These feeds all update dynamically as you move the view around in Google Earth. The following feeds are included:

  • Flickr - This feed is via Metal Toad Media and displays a small red dot at the location each of the nearby photos that it picks up.
  • Panoramio - The Panoramio panoramic photos are already available as a default layer, however this version shows a thumbnail of the photos instead of just a small dot.
  • GeoFlickr - GeoFlickr is actually free add-on program that runs in the taskbar and feeds geotagged photos from Flickr into Google Earth. It will feed geotagged photos from your Flickr account, your Flickr groups, your Flickr Contacts, and also the closest 50 most Recent and most Interesting photos.
  • FlickrML - FlickrML also displays 50 nearby photos from Flickr along with thumbnails.

If you know of any other feeds such as these, please post a comment so I can add it.

Nearby Photos in Google Earth

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Panoramio

Metal Toad Media

GeoFlickr

arnulfo.net

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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 Test Site Locations

If you know of any other data that would be good to add to this collection, please post a comment.

Also, this data was compiled by several different people using many different publicly available sources. The data likely contains errors/omissions and may be out dated. Please visit the various individual web pages listed below to report errors/omissions or to find out how the data was compiled.

Nuclear Sites

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Russian ICBM Bases (EugeneF)
Russian ICBM Bases (krenote)
Russian ICBM Bases (Grimmie)
US ICBM Bases (jrmedford)
US ICBM Base at Malmstrom (deadeyeii)
US Nuclear Weapon Locations
US Nuclear Facilities
US Reactor Sites (PriceCollins)
US Reactor Sites (javaMaster)
US Reactor Sites (jyco)
Nevada Test Range Time Display
Nuclear Test Sites (Calico Jack)
Nuclear Test Sites (Hill)
MIT Global Security Working Group

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World Country Borders

Colored polygons of of each country in the world with links to the applicable CIA World Factbook page.  Click on a country see a pop up a balloon with a picture of that country’s flag and a link to the country’s CIA World Factbook page.  You can also enable the locations of all the country capitals.

I created this by “borrowing” elements from previous work done by Valery35 (Country Names), mcshea98 (Country Polygons), and Filipumme (World Capitals) at the Google Earth Community, so most of the credit goes to them.

World Country Borders

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Valery35 at Google Earth Community
mcshea98 at Google Earth Community
Filipumme at Google Earth Community

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USGS Earthquake Shake Maps

USGS ShakeMaps provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes throughout the world. The maps show the epicenter of the earthquake and are color coded to show relative ground motion.

Individual maps are created for each earthquake event. Unfortunately, the maps must be accessed via their website. But I have created a sampling of several high profile earthquakes in recent years, which can be accessed from below.

To find the Google Earth KML version of an individual ShakeMap from the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website, click on the name of the Earthquake, then click on Downloads and look under GIS Data on the right hand column for the KML link. Note, that not all of the earthquakes have a KML version.

Earthquake Shake Maps

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USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

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