Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation.

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Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. Valery35 10/15/06 9:12 AM
Global Paleogeographic Views of Earth History - Late Precambrian to Recent

The globes presented in this series show how Earth may have appeared over the last 600 million years (Ma).

Credits: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~rcb7 Dr. Ron Blakey Professor of Geology

Editgrid XML+XSL
Innovations (for me): liststyle, large symbols, calculacion of colors, structure of kml. I set animation speed = Slower, repeat mode = Bounce.

Primary link: http://www.editgrid.com/user/valery35/Paleoglobe.kml
Install: http://www.editgrid.com/user/valery35/Paleoglobe.copy
















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Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. philverney 10/15/06 2:03 PM
Awesome time animation!!! So much change has taken place!

Great work as ever Val

Thanks,
Phil
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Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. simon_a 10/15/06 3:49 PM


I am almost speechless...

Valery, you have excelled yourself. This is simply the best thing I have ever seen (well, OK, on GE anyway - I don't want to upset my family )

I've always wondered what it would be like to see the continents shift in an animation like this.

Thank you so much, and thanks to Dr. Ron too!

If only I could rate this as more than 5; Five globes is an insult to this!!!

Well, that's it then, it's all finished now, I'm off - I can't see anything bettering this.



Cheers,

Simon.
Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. pseabury 10/15/06 7:29 PM
Very nicely done.
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Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. Hill 10/17/06 1:17 PM
Great work Val. As someone who majored in geology back in the Precambrian, I think this is the best presentation I've seen of the changing Earth so far. Thanks and 5 globes from me.
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Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. GiantMagnet 10/18/06 2:43 PM
Valery,

Kudos again! This is great for teaching paleogeography. I've been using Blakely's website in my geology classes for a while; now I'll use your KML...

Any chance you might get together with Chris Scotese and convert his paleomap GIS (http://www.scotese.com/software.htm) into KML...? That would be even cooler, if it's possible to get any cooler than this.

-P
Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. syzygy 10/19/06 4:23 AM
thank you val!

this is the stuff i am waiting for ancient times!!!

it rocks!

5*

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Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. Valery35 10/19/06 7:50 AM
Thanks
I think it is no problems.

We also can convert shp and other ArcGIS formats to KML with Timer parameters.

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/274058 i am leader this work.

Maybe we can make the GE-based "Live Paleogis" as GIS, from facts to pictures?
Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. Delta102 11/20/06 8:22 AM
Another great work from Val
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Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. sasroodkapje 11/20/06 9:11 AM
Great post, but where are the high res images,

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Global Paleogeographic views - and the Future Villaman 4/14/07 7:26 AM
Hi Valery!

Syzygy linked this thread in the Spectacular timeline: Changing sea level by 1 m topic. This is how I arrived here. Thank you for this extremely useful work!
In the attached placemark you will find the end of the story. If one would like to see also the intermedier stages how continents probably will disappear check out the above linked thread! Image overlay is from: http://sara.freeblog.hu/

Cheers!

Villa
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Re: Global Paleogeographic views. Time animation. Terry_Pinnell 4/18/07 12:13 AM
Is this link broken please?

I did open it OK yesterday evening, but after failing to get it working I closed GE+ and so lost it. (I hadn't saved to My Places.) Later last night and again today I cannot get anything but the folder name. And downloading to my HD I see it is a mere 416 bytes.

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works fine syzygy 4/18/07 12:27 AM
Hi Terry!
tsokay by me!
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Re: works fine Terry_Pinnell 4/18/07 2:02 AM
Thanks. I still can't get it. Only thing appearing in My Places is the top folder, Global Paleogeographic`. Clicking that does nothing.

We are both talking about this link?
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=643492

When I look at its Properties, I see:
http://www.editgrid.com/user/valery35/Paleoglobe.system.kml

If I download that in my Firefox browser, I get an error message:
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This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."
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<kml>
<Document>
<name>Global Paleogeographic</name>
<Folder>
<name>Late Precambrian - 600M
</name>"
etc
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If I view the same file in IE6, I see
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<?xml version="1.0" ?>
- <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.1">
- <Document>
<name>Global Paleogeographic</name>
- <Folder>
<name>Late Precambrian - 600M</name>
etc
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If I save that file from IE6 as PaleoTest.kml and open it in GE+, I get an obscure message:

"Open of file "D:\My Pictures\Maps\Maps-AeriaI Views\GE Files\Tests+Edits\TestPaleo2.kmI" failed: Parse error at line 1, column 2:
xml declaration not at start of external entity"

I'm not a programmer or KML expert, so clearly out of my depth here.

It may be unrelated, but this has only been a problem since I upgraded to v4. Can anyone help me isolate the cause and fix it please?

FWIW Help>About says:
4.0.2737
Jan 31 2007
15:10:38
OpenGL
Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 1)
NVIDIA Corporation (00006.00014.00010.08198)
2048x2048
Primary Database

Could there be some difference in the way my PC accesses this network link, perhaps country or ISP related? I'm not savvy in these things, so would appreciate any ideas please.

Also, is it possible to re-install the previous version 4 to see if that solves it?
Re: works fine Normb 4/18/07 2:38 AM
Quote:

It may be unrelated, but this has only been a problem since I upgraded to v4. Can anyone help me isolate the cause and fix it please?

FWIW Help>About says:
4.0.2737
Jan 31 2007

Also, is it possible to re-install the previous version 4 to see if that solves it?

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Hi Terry.

Using the Same Version of GE Plus as you are using the Network Link opens fine. Report your problem to Google Earth Help and see if they can find an answer for you.
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Re: works fine Terry_Pinnell 4/18/07 4:42 AM
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Hi Terry.

Using the Same Version of GE Plus as you are using the Network Link opens fine. Report your problem to Google Earth Help and see if they can find an answer for you.




Thanks Norm. I did post there too.

Could you just confirm that you are following exactly the same steps that I am please:
1. Click the link http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=643492
2. In browser (Firefox in my case) choose 'Open in GE'
3. I then get the simple entry I described, under Temporary Places. Here's a screenshot:
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s247/terrypin999/Discussion/NetworkLinkProblem1.gif

I'm assuming at this stage you see what I did when I first tried this successfully yesterday, namely a set of entries (colour shaded) under that top folder?

4. If I click or d-click my simple entry, I just get a small copyright message window. Nothing else happens.


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Re: works fine syzygy 4/18/07 5:22 AM
sorry for question, but have you checked the box out by a Left-click into it?
Re: works fine Frank4 4/18/07 5:45 AM
Terry, after you click on it, you will want to make sure you have a good view of the entire Earth. Then move the time slider (or expand it) to download each frame of the animation. Then hit the "Play" button (right arrow) on the right of the time slider to start the animation.

Instructions are also in this article at Google Earth Blog.
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Re: works fine Terry_Pinnell 4/18/07 11:57 PM
Thanks for the follow-ups. Last night I finally got it fully loaded into Places.

I suspect it was partly a server problem. But I also wonder if my PC is up to the job! Loading this file seems to require GE+ to use 95-99% of my CPU resources. Even with this 5 year old Athlon 1800, 1 GB, I manage a lot of CPU-intensive work, including encoding and authoring DVDs. But this network link slows my PC to a crawl!

So in practice I'm not really seeing what everyone is so enthusiastic about ;-(

Could there be some other setting I've missed that may be contributing to this?
Re: works fine Valery35 4/19/07 9:54 AM
Hi, Terry.
Sorry, i not see your quest before.
By generate and test all dataset i use computer near your.
Strange. Maybe you have problem with line or other GE data in My places?
If you have lot data in My places then GE begin very slow work.

You can write direct to me xbbster(at)gmail(dot)com
Re: works fine Forkboy2 4/19/07 2:47 PM
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So in practice I'm not really seeing what everyone is so enthusiastic about ;-(

Could there be some other setting I've missed that may be contributing to this?

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Terry, I'd bet a nickle you're problem is a result of you having an out-dated video card. Image overlays can take up a lot of video card RAM and if you have an old 32 meg video card, you will run into a brick wall very quickly.

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Re: works fine Valery35 4/19/07 4:01 PM
Oops. Yes. Maybe problem with DirectX (not OpenGL) mode and old video card.
Re: works fine Terry_Pinnell 4/19/07 11:57 PM
Thanks both. I hadn't thought about that. My graphics card is a 5 years old 64MB NVidia Geforce2 MX/MX 400. I am running in Open GL mode.

Is anyone else running with similar spec, who could compare please?
Re: works fine Valery35 4/20/07 12:28 PM
Terry, i prepare new variant of links storage in Google spreadsheets
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=870128&page=0&vc=1#Post870128
It is one dataset on base of next spreadsheets.
Maybe this version best see on your computer?
Re: works fine Frank4 4/21/07 1:29 PM
Dude, you could buy a better graphics card used for $10 (or even get one for free) from Craigslist. That's like ancient history in graphics card time scales! :-)