1.4.6 Using Google Earth
Google Earth: http://earth.google.co.uk/
Requires a PC with minimum 256MB memory and 3D-capable graphics card with 16MB of VRAM.
A simple way of viewing data in Google Earth is to use a KML file exported from the OneGeology Portal. You may also add a WMS directly, using the Add menu option and then ‘Image Overlay’.
Give your service a name then select the ‘Refresh’ tab, and click on the ‘WMS parameters button. In the dialogue box, add the Service URL without parameters.
The URL field is populated automatically (but note that it doesn’t add the ‘styles’ parameter, and this may cause the map layer to not display correctly — see Section 22.214.171.124 for further details).
When you zoom into your area of interest Google Earth will tile your map.
Section last modified: 19 January 2010