UNESCO World Heritage (another version)

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UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 7/10/05 12:02 PM
Une Version française de la liste du patrimoine mondial est maintenant disponible pour le téléchargement ici! Lisez cet article svp.

Aladdin did a great job with his list here!

But since it's last update in Oct. 2004, UNESCO has added and corrected a lot of their available data. So his version is a little bit outdated by now. UNESCO also changed the links to their pages. So the pictue links on aladdin's placemarks don't work any longer.

A while ago, I wrote a set of scripts that extract data from the UNESCO sites and create an Add-On for NASA's WorldWind. With just minor modifications, these scripts now export GoogleEarth placemarks, and can be used (and changed) to generate new placemarks whenever UNESCO changes their page format again.

So try this out. This is generated code, so the result may not be perfect. Please bear with me! This is my first attempt in KML.

The difference to aladdin's version are the inline images in the pop-up-descriptions and the inclusion of sub-sites (marked as small icons) for sites with multiple locations.

For corrections please contact: wh-su...@unesco.org! They have been most helpful for a lot of people in the recent weeks. If you read on in this thread, you'll even find, that they're participating here!. These placemarks are auto-generated, so any changes not made by UNESCO won't be reflected in future versions!

Please make sure to turn off the Community layer temporarily, as this will overlay the placemarks with an older version of the list!

All data is copyright UNESCO
Enjoy!

Edit: I did some cleanups (still exploring KML ) and added some workarounds for inconsistent base data. So even sites or sub-sites with errors should now be visible on startup, with a slightly reddish label colour.
Edit: Added custom icons to mark cultural, natural and mixed properties. Added transparency to the labels, to make the view less cluttered. (Oct. 30, 2005).
Edit: Added a 'Wikipedia search' link to the descriptions (Oct. 31, 2005).
Edit: French version available (Nov. 13, 2005).
Edit: Removed remaining HTML tags from labels (Nov. 19, 2005).
Edit: Latest UNESCO data imported (a lot of corrections). Some KML 2.1 features have been integrated. (Mar. 07, 2007)
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) SneakyMonkey 7/10/05 1:53 PM
Very nice, thank you.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 7/11/05 7:57 AM
I just found out, it matches perfectly with the Worldwide Panorama !
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 7/15/05 8:56 AM
Just added the latest UNESCO inscriptions and changes!
Villa angarano REAL SITE is here qop 8/20/05 7:13 PM
In this placemarks "Villa Angarano" is sited to the side of Mount Monte Grappa.
Real site of Villa Angarano, instead, is just here in the attachment.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Eaulive 8/22/05 10:31 AM
The location for the Colonial city of Santo Domingo is wrong, somebody put it right, here:
http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=EarthTourism&Number=49550
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Les_Le_Page 8/22/05 12:05 PM
Excellent, thanks a lot
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 8/22/05 1:14 PM
Please, all the data is extracted automatically from UNESCO data.

If you want a correction - and I'm sure there may be quite a few errors - please contact UNESCO directly at http://whc.unesco.org . They are correcting coordinates from time to time.

One just simply cannot correct all the data manually.

And it would be overwritten again on the next update

After the corrected coordinates are available on the UNESCO site, let me know and I'll re-generate the Placemarks.

Regards
Re: UNESCO World Heritage / Corrections voyageur 8/26/05 3:44 AM
Good job!
But I don't agree with the villa Pisani which is definitely not there where the bookmarks suggest.
Take this one instead.
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Re: UNESCO World Heritage / Corrections Herrminator 8/26/05 4:07 AM
@voyageur: Thank you! But please read the post just above yours.

I cannot and will not integrate corrections manually. It doesn't make sense on auto-generated data!

Please direct your requests directly to UNESCO, they have an open ear, I think.

If you think I analyzed UNESCO's data wrong, let me know.
But In your case, take a look at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/712/multiple=1&unique_number=712bis , and you will find that the coordinates for Villa Pisani are (as of Aug. 26, '05) exactly where my placemark is.

Regards
Re: UNESCO World Heritage / Corrections robbiebt 8/26/05 4:35 AM
Thanks, this is excellent!!
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (Red Fort Correction) donbai 8/26/05 7:03 AM
Here is the correct location of the Red Fort in India.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) samdad 9/28/05 1:47 AM
I notice that UNESCO has wrong co-ordinates for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Formerly Victoria Terminus) in Mumbai, India.
The correct location is

Lattitude: 18 deg 56 Minutes 24.44 Seconds N
Longitude: 72 deg 50 Minutes 10.33 Seconds E

The co-ordinates given by UNESCO are actually the co-ordinates of Gateway of India.
How do I make this correction? When I tried to mail UNESCO at wh.su...@unesco.org, the mail bounced.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 9/28/05 1:56 AM
Quote:

How do I make this correction? When I tried to mail UNESCO at wh.su...@unesco.org, the mail bounced.




I think the email address is wh-su...@unesco.org.

Hope this helps.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) FunkyGuru 9/28/05 3:27 AM
I would like to point out that UNESCO data if plotted on Google earth is absolutely in correct. How do I say this?

First of all I was born and brought up in city of Mumbai. I know that city like back of my palm.

Significant landmark places like Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus is labelled to The Famous Gateway of India. This is disgusting to see. At the same time the legendary Elephanta caves and the island that they are situated on are wrongly labelled to an island which is used for docking large oil ships.

I sincerly urge to friends not to automize the process of publishing placemarkers unless you are very sure of. Simply importing/exporting data from other sites is demonstration of your marvelouse intelligence but it also offends people from the region seeing absolute rubbish labeling of their own town.

Someone please take some corrective action to minimise the chaos that could be created. Patience please. We know you are very intelligent and smart and we don't doubt that. Please do not demonstrate such intelligence when not required.

Sincely not wanting to upset anyone and thanking you for being understanding. Have fun.

WIth regards,
FunkyGuru
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Prasad_Deokar 9/28/05 3:52 AM
you have the placemark wrong of cst
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 9/28/05 8:58 AM
Quote:

I sincerly urge to friends not to automize the process of publishing placemarkers unless you are very sure of. Simply importing/exporting data from other sites is demonstration of your marvelouse intelligence but it also offends people from the region seeing absolute rubbish labeling of their own town.

Someone please take some corrective action to minimise the chaos that could be created. Patience please. We know you are very intelligent and smart and we don't doubt that. Please do not demonstrate such intelligence when not required.

Sincely not wanting to upset anyone and thanking you for being understanding.




If you want to do the job of entering or verifiying and editing more than 2000 indivdual placemarks manually, you are most welcome!

This work is not copyrighted by me! If you want, take the downloaded placemark file, correct it and post it here in the forum.

But be aware, that if UNESCO changes their data and this placemark file will be re-generated and you have to start all over again...

Have Fun!
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) samdad 9/29/05 1:36 AM
Whoa! Did I do something wrong? My first posting on the BBS and already I have people pratically screaming at me. Even people who agree with my pointing ot the error seem to be upset about something! Herrminator says I shouldn't be making corrections. All I wanted to do was to point out the error to UNESCO. Will someone tell me A) What did I do wrong B) How do I get the errors corrected
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 9/29/05 1:48 AM
Nobody's screaming. I just wanted to tell you that the correct email address is probably wh-su...@unesco.org not wh.support @ unesco.org. And, yes, UNESCO is the right right place to ask for corrections.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Maharishi_Bhatia 9/29/05 6:04 AM
The place where u r showing the Chatrapatii Shivaji Terminus Link is wrong. It way behind.
Elephanta Caves at wrong place? Mahendra_Chavan 10/4/05 9:36 AM
Dear Herminator

People are not happy with you , as you are doing wrong Placemarks.

1) CST in mumbai you have placed 2 km away in Seawater near Gateway of India

2) You have placed Elephanta Caves at wrong Island which is Oil Storage Area of Maharashtra Government for storing Oil produced from Bombay High Oil Rig.

I am putting Elephanta Caved at right place now.

God knows what you are upto. I am extremely disappointed. Please check all of your Placemarks and DELETE them . You can always ask me for the accuracy and post with your name.

Thanking you.

Mahendra_Chavan
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I HAVE PUT ELEPHANTA CAVES CORRECT INFORMATION Mahendra_Chavan 10/4/05 10:04 AM
ALL THE VISITORS OF THIS POST CAN VISIT ELEPHANTA CAVES EXACT PLACEMARK

Look for Elephanta Caves in the list of all of my posts here.

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=144148

Please check. Thanks.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) kaya23 10/7/05 6:04 AM
The location is wrong. Point it to the correct location
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Frank4 10/13/05 6:06 AM
Herminator...this is really great work! Please don't be discouraged by the dummies who can't read and assume you are responsible for the innacurracies of the main database.

I've written a story about your collection at the Google Earth Blog. Check it out .
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Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 10/13/05 6:59 AM
Quote:

Herminator...this is really great work! Please don't be discouraged by the dummies who can't read and assume you are responsible for the innacurracies of the main database.

I've written a story about your collection at the Google Earth Blog. Check it out .




Thanks a lot, nice article!

But don't worry, I won't be disencouraged. I did this mainly for my own pleasure anyway, and only one reply like your's is enough to keep it published
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Mahendra_Chavan 10/14/05 9:42 AM
Find exact visible gate of Elephanta Caves here

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=144148

Mahendra
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UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 10/14/05 12:18 PM
Just imported the latest data from UNESCO! Please re-download the placemark file from the first post in this thread.

And, @samdad, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai has been updated, whereas, @Mahendra, the Elephanta Cave has not. As for all the others who posted here or PMed me - I didn't really check yet...

As I told you, notifying UNESCO usually helps , posting corrections here does not. Thank you, samdad!

Enjoy!
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) BabinSky 10/17/05 3:58 AM
Vergina, GR, archeological site
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/780
UNESCO World Heritage
is located
on
40°29'17"N, 22°18'52"E

The correct location is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vergina
Anyhow yours is quite close..

Regards
Re: ELEPHANTA CAVES ARE NOT HERE! thetourist 10/19/05 4:41 PM
Elephanta Island is not the one you are showing : Elephanta Caves are on the island just next to the one you selected. Please update
Re: ELEPHANTA CAVES ARE NOT HERE! Herrminator 10/19/05 11:02 PM
Some children learn how to write before they learn how to read...
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Marco_A_Hernandez 10/20/05 2:44 PM
Hello. The position of the placemark if wrong.

the correct Postion for Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas is:

10°29'26.64"N
66°53'26.45"W

that is the real position of the center of Ciudad Universitaria (Aula Magna)

If someone needs more information, send me a e-mail.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 10/27/05 1:35 PM
Currently, there are no updates possible, as the UNESCO pages are broken at this moment. Seems like their 'multiple location' lists aren't working.

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/722/multiple=1&unique_number=722 , for example, shows - nothing, as does http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/678/multiple=1&unique_number=678 and most of the rest. As long as this is not fixed, only the main locations would be visible as placemarks, and that's not really what I want. If somebody sees the lists coming back before I do, just post here or PM me.

So, we have to continue using the current version for a while.

Nonetheless, Enjoy!
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 10/28/05 3:53 AM
Just imported the latest data from UNESCO! Please re-download the placemark file from the first post in this thread.

OK, the 'multiple locations' are back up, I've just created a new version.
The update includes mostly name corrections and some corrected coordinates.

And, the Elephanta Cave still hasn't been corrected

Enjoy!
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 10/30/05 1:18 AM
I just re-created the placemarks with custom icons, to mark the differences between the three UNESCO-categories (cultural, natural and mixed properties).

I also added transparancy to the label text, so the map looks a little bit less cluttered over areas with a lot of sites.

Please re-downlad the placemarks from the first post in this thread.
Coordinates of World Heritage sites pstottworldheritage 10/30/05 8:08 AM
The World Heritage List and official web site (whc.unesco.org) is maintained by the World Heritage Centre, a part of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Oranization (UNESCO).

Coordinates on the World Heritage web site -- unless we are informed otherwise -- are taken from official information provided by the national authorities in the country where the site is located.

Some of this information is very old -- and very little of it conforms to the current standard of WGS84. Sometimes this is obvious, and we make adjustments to correct the errors; more often than not, however, our accuracy is limited by the resolution of the map software (or the Google Earth image).

Google Earth has now made it much easier to verify coordinates -- but we cannot do it all at once! Nor do we have a person dedicated to checking all 812 locations. Readers of this post who spot errors in coordinates provided by the web site are urged to write us with this information and we will endeavor to correct these problems as soon as possible.

P. Stott
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
p.s...@unesco.org
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) KingConn 10/30/05 8:16 AM
great job!
Re: Coordinates of World Heritage sites Herrminator 10/30/05 11:25 AM
Quote:

Readers of this post who spot errors in coordinates provided by the web site are urged to write us with this information and we will endeavor to correct these problems as soon as possible.

P. Stott
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
p.s...@unesco.org




Hear! Hear!

Thanks a lot for your support! You're doing a great job on your website! Very simple, very clear!
But, if you got the data in machine-readable format (other than HTML) too, just send me a personal mail !
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) gigimori 10/31/05 5:57 AM
Hello,
the name of this beautyful place is "Manarola"



1 of "5 terre" (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore) in the Parco Nazionale dell 5 Terre ... see...

Portovenere: 44° 3'3.03"N - 9°50'11.79"E
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 10/31/05 7:01 AM
I just added 'Wikipedia search' links to the descriptions. They're not always working perfectly, as I'm just using the site's name for searching, but it's a start.

I also changed the icons and labels, so that they become opaque, when hover over them with the mouse. This makes them a lot easier to read.


Please re-downlad the placemarks from the first post in this thread.

Enjoy!
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 10/31/05 7:52 AM
Good news: I just got word from Peter Stott of the World Heritage Center:

Quote:

I have in the last 24 hours changed the locations of about 2 dozen sites based on comments I have read in the BBS (and of course, confirmation from paper maps in our files). And there are more to come.



So, folks, be prepared! As a start, I just imported the latest data from UNESCO! Please re-download the placemark file from the first post in this thread.

There have been a lot of corrections. As far as I saw, every topic mentioned in this and alladin's thread has been covered! Watch for coming updates in the first post in this thread.

Remember to direct any further correction requests directly to wh-su...@unesco.org.

And, yes, this time, the Elephanta Cave has been corrected !

Enjoy!
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 11/4/05 5:31 AM
A few hours after the last post, I got this from P. Stott at UNESCO:
Quote:

We seem to be having difficulty with our database, which seems to be unstable. (Corrections I made in September have been replaced by earlier locations.)



So I've been waiting a few days, and there have been some corrections, which I now posted. I also made some changes to the output KML, so the Places-tree gets a little bit less cluttered on sites with multiple locations.

Please re-download the file from the first post.


Enjoy!
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) kaspermoller 11/8/05 1:52 AM
Image from the Red Square in Moscow.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) windless 11/11/05 6:01 PM
ok
UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial (version française) Herrminator 11/13/05 12:32 AM
Une Version française de la liste du patrimoine mondial est maintenant disponible! Télécharger le Placemark ci-dessus!

Sorry - but as my own french is a bit more than rusty, I'll have to continue in english from here ...

I just generated a version from the french UNESCO pages. The site names and most of the descriptive texts are now available in french. Some sites (esp. multiple locations) are not translated, but I found very few of those.

As I mentioned, my french is a bit rusty. So If you find bigger mistakes in the translation of the menus (not in the names and descriptive texts please, as they are auto-generated), just send me a private message!

Enjoy!

Edit: Removed remaining HTML tags from labels (Nov. 19, 2005).
Edit: Fixed an error where criteria weren't parsed (charset problems) (Jan. 21, 2006).
Edit: Latest UNESCO data imported (a lot of corrections). Some KML 2.1 features have been integrated. (Mar. 07, 2007)
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 11/19/05 3:56 AM
The scripts have been updated to remove (hopefully) all remaining HTML tags from the site labels. There have also been some changes and corrections to the UNESCO data.

So, please re-download the english version here, ou la version française ici.

Enjoy!
Epidavros Placemark Halix 12/14/05 2:21 AM
Hi,
I just saw your Epidavros placemark on GoogleEarth.
Unfortunately you misplaced it, Epidavros is at the following location:
37°35'50.81"N
23° 4'27.28"E
Greetings
David
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 12/25/05 6:44 PM
I just integrated the latest UNESCO data into the placemarks. There have been quite a few corrections, mainly in the Middle East, and Ashur was one of them, though the coordinates do not really match yours, Cush. But if you read the posts above, you'll find instructions how to report corrections to UNESCO.
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) EusebioLeal 1/3/06 8:18 PM
Hello,
I've found some interesting facts while reading this whole thread regarding the excellent work from Herrminator [UNESCO World Heritage (another version)]
I find very interesting is the ability of lots of people to ignore a perfectly clear explanation and keep going and going with the same thing over and over again. These are some stats from the first 4 pages of the thread:
Herrminator explanation:
1st---2nd---3rd---4th---5th---6th
How many people complaining after not reading explanation:
2---1---4---5---2---1
People complains cumulative:
2---3---7---12---14---15
This can be read as: Herrminator explained that would any inaccurate data be found, he couldn't fix it, that report should go to Unesco, to the mail address wh-su...@unesco.org. Then 2 persons right away didn't read that message and posted 2 complains about inaccurate data. Herrminator explained a second time the same as he explained already in the first post. Another guy didn't read the 2 occurrences of the same explanation and complained about inaccurate data again. A third explanation coming from Herrminator that was quickly countered with 4 complains. By this time there were already 7 complains...and so on till a sixth explanation and already 15 complains.
Another curious thing I've noticed is that, in one of the complains was written that the mail wh.su...@unesco.org was not working... of course not as Herrminator already explained in the very first post, it is with a *-* not with a *.* But anyways Herrminator politely wrote: *I think the email address is wh-su...@unesco.org* And what does he get as a response from the poster? Nothing else but this:
*Whoa! Did I do something wrong? My first posting on the BBS and already I have people pratically screaming at me. Even people who agree with my pointing ot the error seem to be upset about something! Herrminator says I shouldn't be making corrections. All I wanted to do was to point out the error to UNESCO. Will someone tell me A) What did I do wrong B) How do I get the errors corrected*

So, Herrminator, I have to conclude that there is a conspiracy here by a lot of people trying to drive you crazy or something.

I can't finish my analysis without telling you that YOUR data about place XYZ is totally wrong and YOU should fix it right away! :-)

Seriously, congrats on an excellent job!

Regards
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Tamer_Elshayal 1/5/06 2:57 AM
This is an excellent job !

However the coordinates of the site "Wadi Al-Hitan (La vallée des Baleines)" in EGYPT , were wrongly interchanged (the Latitude value is put as Longitude and vice versa), an unforgiven error which you are not responsible for, as it was also wrongly reported on the WHC website itself.
The true coordinates should be :
<longitude>30.183333</longitude>
<latitude>29.333333</latitude>

Anyway, this cannot belittle the great job you did. "Chapeau !!"

Tamer Elshayal
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another versio Herrminator 1/8/06 5:15 AM

Thank you EusebioLeal, for that great Analysis! Sorry I didn't reply earlier, but I didn't have Internet access for a few days.

I started this whole collection for my own pleasure, but it is very encouraging, if you're getting letters of appreciation, like yours, from time to time.

I'm well aware that you cannot please everyone, and the sheer number of World Heritage sites makes the placemarks quite prominent in the community layers. This is, of course, helpful for finding and correcting errors, when addressed to right people, but, as you can see, it also seems to make quite a few people unreasonably angry.

Your reply should make a few people think, but, unfortunately, somehow I doubt it really will. Nonetheless I hope all of you will do the same thing that I'm doing when compiling this collection:
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another versio Cesc 1/19/06 9:21 AM
Hi Herrminator,

Thanks a lot for your great work.
I'm completly agree with Eusebio. What a great post!

Reading the complete thread (even the original post from Aladin) i can understand many things about how is the world going on... people discussing about their particular trees without seen the forest.

Thanks again!
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 1/20/06 11:26 AM
Back from holidays, I imported the latest UNESCO data, which includes several corrections.


So, please re-download the english version here, ou la version française ici.

Enjoy!

P.S.: It's official: UNESCO now created their own GoogleEarth set! It is available here: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/kml/ (in french: http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/kml/ ). It is nicely done, and, of course, first hand data! You'll find some similarities, I think . What's missing, are the sub-sites of properties with multiple locations. So I think, I'll still continue my work for a while - you decide which version you like !
UPDATED: Patrimoine Mondial (version française) Herrminator 1/20/06 11:52 PM
I just found an error in the scripts where the french version wasn't parsed correctly due to character set conversion issues. As a result, cultural and natural properties weren't marked properly in the latest version.

So, if you're using the french version, please re-download the new version française ici .

Enjoy!
UNESCO World Heritage : Official titodupret 2/14/06 3:42 AM
Hi,

Here is the UNESCO World Heritage Centre's official KML file in French.

The World Heritage Centre is now listing 812 cultural and natural sites and growing every year.

If you think that some places are not well located, please be kind enough to send an email to <wh-su...@unesco.org>.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 2/22/06 12:25 AM
I didn't check back for a few days and just noticed that the english version of the list is now on the 'Community Showcase' layer. This is great news and I have to thank UNESCO again for making the list available!

But this also means that, on the 'Google Earth Community' layer, only the french version is still visible.

I'm writing this, because I got already several complaints by non-french speaking people living in mixed-language countries. And, because I'm afraid that those people who do not switch on the 'Showcase' layers, will start posting duplicates of their favourite World Heritage Sites.

I will try to find a solution by putting cross-language links on the descriptions, but the excerpt posted on the community layers is very limited and I don't know yet how to specifically put a link there.

Until then, just choose between the english or french version here on the forum by clicking the 'more ' link on the descriptions.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) samir30 3/27/06 10:01 PM
Masada fortress is much further up north. go there:

latidude: 31°27'27.61" N
longitude: 35°23' 4.93" E

there is a solid placemark already set.

greetings
toni
Re: UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial (version française) 1Xplorer 5/2/06 4:21 AM
hey dude,
most of the places u point are misplaced. no need of such posting!
Check them 1st, ok?
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Eric00000007 5/2/06 6:48 AM
French and English KML file from WHC

Dynamic KML (Dynamic KMZ is coming soon)
English KML file
French KML file
------------------------------------------------------------
http://whc.unesco.org/en/map/
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/carte/
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 5/9/06 8:39 AM
I imported the latest UNESCO data, which includes several corrections. Additionally, some of the sites were split into multiple locations.


So, please re-download the english version here, ou la version française ici.

Re: UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial (version française) baby_elephant 6/16/06 5:29 AM
hey,
while surfing google earth today, i got to find this placemark which is very wrongly named, the place where this placemark is being posted, is generally known as LAHORE FORT, which is adjacent to famous BADSHAHI MOSQUE (mosque of the kings) , the placemark is named wrogly, its not the famous SHALIMAR GARDENS and also lahore fort is not even close to famous shalimar gardens, plz try to rectify this bier mistake.


shaimar gardens can be viewd easily., its located on the famous Grand trunk road.

regards
Re: UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial (version française) FocusOnPanama 6/18/06 2:14 PM
I was just looking at this and it appears this placemark was placed when the view was very high above Barcelona. When you go to street level it is obvious that this placemark is way off its mark.
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Updating the Community Showcase? Herrminator 6/30/06 1:43 AM
As I just noticed, the placemarks in the 'Google Earth Community' -> 'Google Earth Community Forums' folder have been updated with the latest french version of the World Heritage List.

The english version, that can be found under 'Google Earth Community' -> 'Community Showcase' however, was not updated. I will wait for a few more weeks, then I will try to contact one of the moderators on how to update those placemarks too.

So for the most recent version it is always best to download the placemarks from the first post.
Re: UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial (version française) Ranzo 7/3/06 12:21 PM
Hi Herminator,

I'm afraid you're off by about a mile to the North.

The Mining site of Petite Spiennes lies around 50° 25' 11" N/ 003° 58' 45" E. The Camp-à-cayaux site is situated around 50° 25' 07" N/ 003° 59' 18". At those last coordinates you can even see the chalky fill of the prehistoric shafts in the field.

Shall we move the mark accordingly??

Greetings,
Ranzo
Re: UNESCO Patrimoine Mondial (version française) sherchan 7/7/06 3:09 AM
dude pasupati is not there and not even close it is near the airport
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 7/13/06 1:35 PM
UNESCO's World Heritage Council just finished it's 30th session and is in the process of updating the World Heritage list to bring it to 830 sites worldwide, including the new inscriptions for 2006.

Quote:

During its current session, chaired by Ina Marciulionyte, Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee and Permanent Delegate of Lithuania to UNESCO, 18 new sites were inscribed. They include two natural sites and the extension of one natural site, which also became a transboundary property. Sixteen cultural sites were inscribed, one of them transboundary and three existing sites were extended. Improvements in the state of conservation of five sites warranted their removal from the List of World Heritage in Danger, while two sites were added to that list, which now numbers 31 sites. Mauritius had its first site added to the List during this session.




As soon as the list is complete, I will make the new placemark set available, of course, including all 18 new inscriptions.

Until then,

Enjoy!
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 7/13/06 10:55 PM
The people at UNESCO are really working fast! All 18 new inscriptions have been integrated into their website since last night, so, the new placemark set has been generated.

They also did a lot of minor corrections, so check out your favourite sites!


So, please re-download the english version here, ou la version française ici.

UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 8/2/06 9:07 AM
Since the publication of the 18 new sites a few weeks ago, UNESCO made quite a few corrections to the list!

The updated version is now available. So, please re-download the english version here, ou la version française ici.
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another versio Eric00000007 8/7/06 1:38 PM
Just to remember that information for google earth are also available in englsih and french at
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/kml
http://whc.unesco.org/fr/list/kml

This kml with networks links is organised by states parties, some trans-national properties appear multiple times, we are figuring to correct that. We plan also to work on a dynamic kmz file.

WHC is still correcting coordinates. You can write to wh-su...@unesco.org for corrections.

Thanks to Herminator for his active work.
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (correction) ronnyfv 8/10/06 10:57 AM
Localicé un error en la localización de estos sitios, pertenecientes a Belice:

"Réseau de réserves du récif de la barrière du Belize"
-Bacalar Chico national park and marine reserve:
-Hol Chan Marine Reserve
-Half Moon Caye Natural Monument
-South Wather Caye Marine Reserve
-Glovers Reef Marine Reserve
-Laughing Bird Caye National Park
-Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve

El problema es que se están ubicando en las coordenadas: 5°31'59" N, 87°3'30" W. Estas coordenadas pertenecen a la "Isla del Coco", parte de Costa Rica. Las coordenadas reales podrían andar en los 16°30 N 88°00 W

¿Alguien sabe cómo contactar a la UNESCO para que corrijan el error? (Es error de ellos, ya lo confirmé en el sitio de la UNESCO )

Además, sería interesante que alguien aportara las coordenadas reales de estos sitios de Belice.
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 9/12/06 1:54 PM
There have been several corrections to the UNESCO site, including the one mentioned by ronnyfv in the previous post. The updated versions are available!
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) adiez 10/12/06 3:43 AM
Thanks for all that job is really great. I have a little problem when I try to see a multiple location site I got a warning saying that only the first 127 sites will be displayed. Is there anyway to expand the original kmz and get only the multiple location site
I´m thinking about
whc.unesco.org/sites/874-loc.htm
Thanks
Myself hours later
Well I've found a workaround (now you can see 727 sites) if anyone want to edit it to match the rest, please do it.
None of the sites are in the correct place, they are like 1 Km around the spot and a there are some series (i.e. La Sarga I, La Sarga II, La Sarga III) that have the same coordinates what is phisically imposible.
Best
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) franjesus 10/28/06 5:41 AM
There's a mistake in the naming of a site:


Monastery and Site of the Escurial, Madrid -> Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid


See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Escorial
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) hora 11/5/06 11:20 AM
Excelente, muy útil. Gracias
UNESCO World Heritage - Pécs (Hu) - multiple loc.. Gaieus 11/9/06 11:19 PM
Well I read through most of the thread here and saw that there ARE some problems with

  • multiple locations,
  • wrong locations.


Folks, as it is clear in Herrminator' post; it's not him who updates these things.
Plus in my city, the image of GE is so blury that even I could hardly locate the exact point where the (multiple) locations of the late Roman (early Christian) burial chambers are.

So I just made an image overlay and did the job myself - this could be done by anyone (not to speak about the fact that even UNESCO's website has quite little information about the individual sites themselves).

You can see the "result" in this post (I don't want to attach the placemark here since we are kindly asked not to post placemarks several times ).

Anyway; a nice collection, Herrminator - thanx
_______

Maybe a solution for multiple locations could be if the placemarks of these sites were folders instead of individual locations.
_________________________
Gai... "Life is like the waistcoat of a summer suit - short and pointless..." [P. Howard]
Re: UNESCO World Heritage / Corrections Panoflex 11/15/06 2:02 PM
hello herrminator -

found you via google earth;
it`s all about of publishing 360degree-panoramas
in google-earth ( further for short: g.e.)

i own some 360degree-panoramas wich i would offer for g.e.

how do i make any entry in the g.e.-list for broadcasting ?

btw. who or what is aladin ?

for sure contact please reply only at my e-mail:

in...@panoflex.com

thanks in advance

greets-

mdc
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Herrminator 1/22/07 2:00 AM
Hi everybody!

I'm sorry that there haven't been any updates lately, but I've been quite busy elsewhere

I'm working on a new versions that might use some of the new features GoogleEarth 4 is offering. Whether some of it makes sense or not, remains to be seen. I'll keep you updated on the development progress, though it might take some time

Meanwhile: Enjoy!
UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage Herrminator 3/7/07 8:48 AM
There have been a lot of corrections to the UNESCO site, so I re-generated the placemarks to reflect those changes.

I also took the opportunity to switch to KML 2.1, as I think most of the people are using Google Earth 4.x now. This also allowed me to use the new <Region> feature, which makes the icons of sites with multiple locations appear only as you zoom in.


So, please re-download the english version here, ou la version française ici.

Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage CaesarRomanus 8/1/07 1:03 AM
Has there been a version with the new 2007 sites added?

Africa:

The Rainforests of the Atsinanana (Madagascar) comprising six national parks distributed along the eastern part of the island was inscribed as a natural property.

Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda (Gabon) was inscribed as a mixed site, both cultural and natural. It is the country's first World Heritage site.

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape (South Africa) of dramatic mountainous deserts in the northwest of the country was inscribed as a cultural landscape communally owned and managed by the semi-nomadic Nana people.

Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes (Namibia) was inscribed as a cultural site for its large concentration of rock carvings.

Arab Region:

Samarra Archaeological City (Iraq) was inscribed as a cultural site for its rich Abbassid remains. It was also inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Asia and Pacific Region:

Sydney Opera House (Australia) was listed as a cultural property, a great architectural work that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation both in architectural form and structural design.

South China Karst (China) was inscribed as a natural property, unrivalled in terms of the diversity of its karst features and landscapes.

Kaiping Diaolou and Villages (China) features multi-storied defensive village houses, which display a complex and flamboyant fusion of Chinese and Western structural and decorative forms, and was inscribed as a cultural property.

Red Fort Complex (India) was listed as a cultural property representing the zenith of Mughal creativity and refinement.

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine (Japan) was inscribed as a cultural landscape for its archaeological remains of mines, smelting and refining sites, along with mining settlements and transportation routes dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

Jeju Volcanic Islands and Lava Tubes (Republic of Korea) was inscribed as a natural property of outstanding beauty which bears testimony to the history of our planet.

Parthian Fortresses of Nisa (Turkmenistan), one of the earliest and most important cities of the Parthian Empire, a major power from the mid-3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD, was listed as a cultural landscape.

Europe and North America:

Rideau Canal (Canada), a cultural property, was listed as the best preserved canal in North America from the great canal-building era of the early 19th century to remain operational along its original line with most of its original structures intact.

Bordeaux, Port of the Moon (France) is inscribed as an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble of the Age of Enlightenment featuring innovative classical and neo-classical trends that translate into exceptional urban and architectural unity and coherence.

Old Town of Corfu (Greece), on the Island of Corfu, with its three Venetian forts and neo-classical housing was inscribed as a fortified Mediterranean port town of high integrity and authenticity.

Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius (Serbia). The late Roman fortified palace compound and memorial complex was inscribed as a unique testimony of the Roman building tradition of the period of the Second Tetrarchy.

Mehmed Paša Sokolovi&#263; Bridge of Višegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina) was listed as a cultural site for characterizing the apogee of Ottoman monumental architecture and civil engineering.

Teide National Park (Spain) was listed as a natural site for its beauty and its importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands.

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (Switzerland) was inscribed as a cultural landscape that is an outstanding example of centuries-long interaction between people and their environment developed to optimize local resources so as to produce a highly valued win.

Primeval Beech Forest of the Carpathian (Ukraine and Slovakia), was inscribed as a transnational serial natural property of ten separate components and as an outstanding example of undisturbed, complex temperate forests exhibiting the most complete ecological patterns and processes of pure stands of European beech.

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (Azerbaijan) was inscribed as an outstanding collection of some 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 4,000 years of rock art.

Latin America and the Caribbean:

Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), built from 1949 to 1952, was inscribed as a unique example of 20th-century modernism integrating urbanism, architecture, engineering, landscape design and fine arts and is one of the most significant icons of modernity in Latin America.
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage Herrminator 8/1/07 1:38 AM
Quote:

Has there been a version with the new 2007 sites added?




Unfortunately not. I just came back yesterday from a longer stay abroad and didn't have any time yet to update.

Apart from that, I got word from one of the Board Administrators, that UNESCO is no longer happy with the work being done here. I don't know the exact reasons, but Google had to remove the collection from the community showcase, as you might have noticed.

So the future of this project is a little bit uncertain, though I will probably continue, at least for my private use

Nonetheless, while I'm thinking about it,

Enjoy!
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage CaesarRomanus 8/1/07 12:17 PM
The official UNESCO version doesn't work well. When I load it, it tends to make rotation of the globe stall for upto 5 seconds.

I'm currently on a round the world trip visiting most of the UNESCO sites. I keep a map of my travels and use your World Heritage site list in my map.
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another versio GS3 1/30/08 7:57 AM
Several points located in the sea around 38.39170 N, -0.28532 W , labeled as Poyo inf de la Cimbarra, Cimbarrillo Prado Recehes, Cimbarrillo Ma Antonia, Barranco de la Cueva, Garganta de la Hoz, are totally misplaced.
Re: UPDATED: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) Oscar227 8/1/08 9:23 PM
dominican colonial zone is missplaced
Re: UNESCO World Heritage (another version) pimkante 11/2/08 12:31 PM
You point to the wrong church in Congonhas-MG, Brazil. You point to the Igreja Matriz de N. S. da Conceição, the church you want to point to is the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas.

The correct location is over here: http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat.php?Number=1255493

The church of your placemark is located on the other side of the valley. In front of the Igreja Matriz de N. S. da Conceição you have a nice view of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas, but your placemark is on the backside.
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