Borehole KML File
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 twice a year.
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.
**Note: If you reach an error page while viewing a link using Google Earth, click the 'Open in Browser' button in the top right corner of the error page.