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Geoscience applications of client/server scripts, Google Fusion Tables, and dynamic KML

Declan G. De Paor, Steven J. Whitmeyer, Mano Marks and John E. Bailey
Geoscience applications of client/server scripts, Google Fusion Tables, and dynamic KML (in Google Earth and virtual visualizations in geoscience education and research, Steven J. Whitmeyer (editor), John E. Bailey (editor), Declan G. De Paor (editor) and Tina Ornduff (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (October 2012) 492: 77-104

Abstract

Keyhole Markup Language (KML)--a type of extensible markup language (XML)--is the key to the extensibility of Google Earth for geoscience applications. Static KML code may be saved to a file from the Google Earth desktop application, handwritten with a text editor, or generated by running a custom computer program. Many Google Earth visualizations are limited to static KML developed with the desktop application's user interface. The purpose of this paper is to highlight how much more is possible with the implementation of additional applications. Geoscience learning resources may be taken to the next level with the interactive generation and animation of graphics and models both in the desktop application and using the Google Earth web browser plug-in and its JavaScript application programing interface. Dynamic KML may be generated on-the-fly by means of client-side or server-side scripts, or with the aid of Google Fusion Tables and network links.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 492
Title: Geoscience applications of client/server scripts, Google Fusion Tables, and dynamic KML
Title: Google Earth and virtual visualizations in geoscience education and research
Author(s): De Paor, Declan G.Whitmeyer, Steven J.Marks, ManoBailey, John E.
Author(s): Whitmeyer, Steven J.editor
Author(s): Bailey, John E.editor
Author(s): De Paor, Declan G.editor
Author(s): Ornduff, Tinaeditor
Affiliation: Old Dominion University, Department of Physics, Norfolk, VA, United States
Affiliation: James Madison University, Department of Geology, Harrisonburg, VA, United States
Pages: 77-104
Published: 201210
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-2492-8
Meeting name: 2011 GSA Penrose conference, Google Earth and virtual visualizations in geoscience education and research
Meeting location: Mountain View, CA, USA, United States
Meeting date: 20110104Jan. 4-8, 2011
References: 16
Accession Number: 2013-010879
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 24 tables
Secondary Affiliation: University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA, United StatesOld Dominion University, USA, United StatesGoogle, USA, United StatesJames Madison University, USA, United StatesGoogle, USA, United StatesUniversity of Alaska at Fairbanks, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201308
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