Saturday, December 6, 2008

KML in Research contest extended!

The KML in Research contest deadline has been extended to February 1st, 2009. We're
extending the entry period to give students and researchers an opportunity to finish up their projects during this busy time of year, and to give more people the chance to enter. Those of you who have already entered can improve your submission and resubmit prior to the new deadline.

To get your brain warmed up, consider these entry ideas:
  • Curriculum materials for students in: history, geology, Earth science, astronomy, political science, urban planning, etc
  • Mash together different datasets using layers
  • Visualize large datasets and allow users to explore collections
  • Map data from a sensor network in real time using network links
  • Use Google Charts API within Google Earth to easily plot figures dynamically
  • Animate trends in demographics, economic models, or environmental changes using the Google Earth time slider
  • Visualize models in an easy to share file format

The top entries in both the student and professional categories will win a prize pack that includes a Garmin GPS to help with future KML projects, an Apple iPod Touch to keep you from working too hard, and a Google Earth tote bag just for fun.

If you are working on representing data in KML check out the tools page and find ways to make your project easier and more dynamic.

For general help with KML and KML resources head to the KML documentation page.

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