The Google Earth Scientific Borehole map has been improved. Now, in addition to viewing the location of all holes drilled during DSDP, ODP, and IODP, web users can select links to newly digitized online expedition publications that correspond to drill sites. Proposed drill sites also have been updated and linked to the IODP Site Survey Data Bank. Move a mouse over borehole locations to display links that lead to corresponding online data. Drilled holes are displayed by default. Select Proposed Sites and/or the Site Survey data link from the left menu in Google Earth to view that additional information (it will take up to 30 seconds for Google Earth to react because of the huge amount of data.) Be patient, once loaded, the navigation is fast. Do not use these files on a slow computer or with a slow Internet connection."
To view this program, you must download Google Earth to your computer (on Mac: minimum Google Earth 4.2.0x).
To experience this new IODP web-based program, follow these easy steps:
1. Download and Install Google Earth into your computer.
2. Set Google Earth to open in "GL Mode."
3. Add the IODP web-based program:
a) Use Google Earth's top menu to select Add - Network Link.
b) Customize the "Name" of the link (e.g. "IODP Boreholes").
c) Copy and paste the following link:
http://campanian.iodp.org/google/data/iodp.kml into the "Link" field.
d) Hit OK.
e) Under Google Earth Places, check the named link you added to become active.
Wait 10 to 15 seconds for Google Earth to start loading data.
When the process is complete, the locations of boreholes drilled during DSDP,
ODP, and IODPS will be shown on the map.
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[NOTE: the above URL is not a web page; KML is a file format used to display geographic data in Earth browsers.]