Web Links

A note on KMZ links: 

It is pretty easy to add in or remove many different links within any particular kmz (that's often the point of using them). The question of whether to put all the links in one kmz, or have lots of smaller ones is a often up to personal preference; it depends if you are a 'lumper' or a 'splitter'. As an example, the link to the Common Decision Environment (CDE) contains the red flag warning link, among many others. This page tries to strike a balance between inundation with too many separate pieces, and making things too hard to find. We have collected many of the best of these into one KMZ, which form the basis for a Google Earth based Common Operating Picture (COP)

If you have suggestions, we'd love the feedback.

Wildland Fire Related KML
 
Fire / Fuels Specific
NEW - ICS Map Icons for Google Earth: https://sites.google.com/a/firenet.gov/icons/

Wildland Fire Assessment System: http://www.wfas.net/ and




Weather Specific





Common Operating Picture Specific
NASA Common Decision Environment:


Aviation Specific

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs): http://sggate.arc.nasa.gov:9518/GoogleEarth/tfr.kml




Other
Wildland Fire Leadership (Tactical Decision Games / Sand Table Exercise references and library): http://www.fireleadership.gov/
 
Wildland Fire Videos (Some with GE enhanced visual references): http://www.myfirevideos.net/

Fire Incident Info (Overlays / Information for current or historical wildland fires): http://www.inciweb.org/
Google Earth Information Related
 
Google Earth Blog (What people are doing with GE): http://www.gearthblog.com/
 
Google Earth Hacks (What people are doing with GE): http://www.gearthhacks.com/
 
Google Earth Community ( GE Blog): http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/

Google Earth Tutorials (GE Outreach): http://earth.google.com/outreach/index.html

KML Tutorial (KML developers guide / references):  http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/kml_tut.html
 
Advanced Google Earth Links

Awesome Tools:

Free Google Earth Overlays (Awesome Topo Maps etc): http://gpsvisualizer.com/


Map Window (Awesome shape file to KML converter): Load http://mapwindow.com/ first then http://shape2earth.com/shp2e.aspx

KML Screen Overlay Maker (Awesome Overlay Maker):  http://freegeographytools.com/2007/the-kml-screen-overlay-maker-utility  

Google Sketchup (Import/Export and Create 3-dimensional models for Google Earth):   http://sketchup.google.com/
 
3D Warehouse (Search for already created 3D models ready for import to Google Sketchup):   http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/  

Create shapes and lines on the web & transfer to Google Earth with scribblemaps: http://scribblemaps.com/
 

Other Tools:
Public Land Survey System grid in GE: http://www.earthpoint.us/townships.aspx

 
GE specific KML editor (Free / open source but may have problems with govt permissions): http://www.northgates.ca/kmlbuilder/ 
  
Earth Paint (create drawings and shapes in Google Earth):  http://www.earthplotsoftware.com/download.htm   

Large list of other Google Earth Data Tools: http://freegeographytools.com/2007/kml-editors

Useful KMZ's: http://sites.google.com/site/netlinkhost/Home/useful-kmz

Aqua and Terra image archive in Google Earth Overlay: http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/index.php