The National Atlas of the United States displays several hundred layers of GIS data for the United States. The data is organized into the following categories.
Agriculture (Information about Farms, Livestock, and Crops) Environment (Information about hazardous sites) People (Information about crime rates, economy, food stamps, jobs, mortality rates, population density, etc.) Biology (Information . . . → Read More: United States National Atlas
Apollonius at the Google Earth BBS has compiled a list of over 300 places related to ancient Greece. This list spans the Minoan and Mycenaean periods up to the end of the Hellenistic age.
Most of the places have ruins or other features that are visible in Google Earth.
. . . → Read More: Ancient Greek Places
The Megalithic Portal website has created a collection showing the locations of over 15,000 prehistoric and other ancient sites in Google Earth.
The collection is organized by categories, such as ancient caves, temples, and burial chambers. More information about these locations can be found a their website.
Megalithic . . . → Read More: Prehistoric Sites
The goal of the Rosetta Project is to document current and historic languages throughout the world. They have created a set of files for Google Earth that showcase some of their efforts. This file contains the following information.
Endangered Languages – Shows the locations of numerous endangered languages is Africa and the Americas. West . . . → Read More: Rosetta Project
The State of Berlin, Germany has created a massive set of 3D models representing the buildings in Berlin. I’m not sure how many buildings are included, but their website says data was collected for about 500,000 buildings in a 890 square km area.
The data set also contains several other layers that can . . . → Read More: 3D Berlin
Although this isn’t directly related to Google Earth, I thought there might be some people interested in researching old aerial photographs that aren’t available in Google Earth. I’ve put together some instructions on how to do this research yourself.
We will be using the EarthExplorer website created by the USGS, which . . . → Read More: How to Research Historical Aerial Photographs
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 . . . → Read More: 3Dsolar Addons
Before and after aerial imagery showing the destruction in Greensburg, Kansas from an F5 tornado that struck the town on May 4, 2007.
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. . . → Read More: Greensburg Kansas Tornado