frequently asked questions (faq)
What's the main different between the browser mode compared to the GoogleEarth mode?
The earthChat is based on the idea to represent a chat ambiance using placemarks within GoodleEarth. Therefore the whole concept is optimized to the display option of Google Earth.
Due to the new 3D browser plugins we are able to display the chat operation in the browser window. It simplifies the handling. With further stage of expansion we will upgrate the options of interaction in the browser version, because of the direct access to diverse dispaly parameters. Thus the display is going to be faster and direct. Avater and objects are movable inside the display window. That's why the main focus will shift to the web display.
What is a kml-data?
KML is the short version of "keyhole marup language". Google hired the geo specialist Keyhole in october 2004 and is using his technologie in GoogleEarth ever since.
How can I run a kmz-data?
You can open kmz/kml data with "GoogleEarth".
Download the lastet version here.
What is the different between a kmz- and a kml-data?
Simply said a kmz-data is a compressed kml-data. Re-name the "kmz" ending as "zip" and you can decompress the archiv easily. In addition to the regular kml-file kml-data includes pictures and 3d objects. However, GoogleEarth can operates with both types.
What are placemarks?
Placemarks are exact defined position in GoogleEarth. In general they mark one specific place on the earth's surface. They often contain geographical length, latitude and altitude as well as observation parameter, text, pictures, 3D- objcts etc. . Via placemarks you can approach specific places directly. You can create so-called placemarks with Google Earth or earthChat and provide them as kml- or rather kmz- data and publish them online (see: > create-placemarks) One kmz-data can be rally compkex and includes several placemarks.
Why are some areas blurry and diffuse?
Google is using satellites and air photos with different releases to support the 'Google Earth' program. At regular intervals photos are goin to be updated to displace blurry regions with new high resolution ones.
How old are the photos?
The photos differ in ages from 1 up to 6 years. Unfortunately you can't determine he exact calendar date with Goggle Earth.