[Therion] Cave Overlays on Google Maps Web Sites
s.m at group-s.sk
Thu Feb 1 14:24:10 CET 2007
Quoting Julian Todd <julian at goatchurch.org.uk>:
> This file has Z-coordinates. In googleearth it's still treated as
> flat. I was hoping that I'd get something rendered in 3D but underneath
> the terrain, which I could see above the flat terrain if I turned the 3D
> terrain off. This doesn't happen. Has this been investigated?
Yes. Google Earth is able to render also absolute Z coordinate (just
one flag can be added to the coord spec), but then you are not able to
see caves, when terrain is turned on.
> Getting our 3D surveys rendered into the googleearth seamlessly (so we
> can throw away all our current viewers with their funny controls and
> ridiculous content-starved binary 3D formats) is something worth
> aspiring to. However, the land will tend to obscure the caves.
All we need is "terrain transparency" slider in Google Earth :)
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