Google Earth fun

There’s quite a bit of activity going related to Google Earth as is evident by the volume of uses cataloged on the Google Earth Blog. Google Earth has the potential to replace other GIS programs for public participation and visualization exercises, as well as serve small niche uses. Obviously, there’s tons of room for fun; like a public data set for the Cheney shooting.

Our own PortlandMaps has made several data layers available in KML format.

In the same spirit, I used an ArcMap plugin to make a PDX Beer layer from the data I collected for my beer bar & brewpub maps.