Tag Archives: Google Earth

Cross Section Generator for Google Earth

Generate emerging Google Earth cross-section using two cross-section textures (png, jpeg) with optional ground overlay map

Try it out!



  • Step 1: Choosing your location in the Teleport field.
    center on your location type lat, lon or a zip code or an address and click the Teleport button

    • e.g:
    • 36.8857° N, 76.2599° W
    • 36.8857 N, 76.2599 W
    • 36.8857, -76.2599
    • norfolk
    • 23508
  • Step 2: Prepare two images for the sides of your cross-section A and B (not larger than 2 MB each) and ground overlay image to help you position your cross section precisely.
    • Choose these files or enter their URLs and press “Upload”
    • After few seconds (depending on your connection speed) you will see your cross-section
    • If not satisfied, upload new images
  • Step 3: Position your ground overlay to match by:
    • Dragging pins A and B
    • Entering explicit coordinates of latitude longitude box N S E W in input field
    • Enter angle of rotation if necessary.
    • Change transparency of the overlay for visual matching
  • Step 4: Position your cross-section by dragging the controls or entering data
    • Drag thePulpit rockto change the position of the cross-section
    • Drag thePulpit rockto change strike or drag it while Shift key is pressedto change length of your cross-section
    • Horizontal slider will change the plunge of your cross section
    • Slider on the left will change tilt of your cross section
    • Two sliders on the right will change elevation and stretch of the cross-section
  • Step 4:
    • Click the ‘Generate KMZ’ button

Fold Analysis Challenge

The Fold Analysis Challenge is an engaging, interactive exercise that takes place on the surface of Google Earth. The goal is to develop students’ geospatial skills and understanding of the folding and faulting of rocks. Applications include pre-field trip preparation, post-field trip reinforcement, and virtual field trip for distance education courses.
Stage 2 only available at this point.