Borehole KML File

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Several .kml files are maintained to display drilled or proposed IODP sites on Google Earth.

The Drilled Holes file shows the location of all holes drilled during DSDP, ODP, and IODP. Mousing over a borehole location provides links to the related expedition publications. This dataset is updated regularly as expedition publications become available and is currently complete through Expedition 346 (approximately through September 2013).

The Proposed Sites file shows the location of all sites in active proposals currently under review or awaiting scheduling by Facility Boards (note that sites from deactivated proposals are not included). Mousing over a borehole location reveals the site name/coordinates, proposal name, and lead proponent.

The Scheduled Expeditions file shows the location of all sites for planned expeditions, taken from the Scientific Prospectus if possible. Mousing over a location reveals the site name/coordinates, expedition name, schedule, drilling platform, co-chiefs, and link to the expedition website if available.


To implement:

  1. Install Google Earth onto your computer.
  2. Using Google Earth’s Add function from the top menu, for each .kml file you would like to display:

Alternatively, the current version of the .kml files can be downloaded and loaded directly from your device into Google Earth.


 

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