[Taxacom] Re Google Maps again

Kipling (Kip) Will kipwill at berkeley.edu
Thu May 6 11:44:07 CDT 2010

Yes, I am working with John Wieczorek and Biogeomancer. The hope is that 
there will be a way to take what Biogeomancer does very efficiently 
(using a radius method) and translate that into KML, so people can 
easily used data, with error estimates, on GoogleEarth, etc.  I can get 
the uncertainty easily from Biogeomancer, I just need an automated way 
to make that into circles in kml.

Ultimately it would be best to have a way to show irregular shapes 
and/or shaded regions based on probability of occurrence shown as error 
around a point. But a circle will be okay for now.


Arthur Chapman wrote:
> Kip
> I refer you also to the BioGeomancer project where this is done
> http://bg.berkeley.edu/latest/
> Just put in your locality - you can then edit the circle by grabbing and 
> moving, etc.
> Try it out
> Arthur
> Arthur D. Chapman
> Toowoomba, Australia
> Message: 17 Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 19:46:03 -0700 From: "Kipling (Kip) 
> Will" <kipwill at berkeley.edu> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Google Maps again 
> To: Bob Mesibov <mesibov at southcom.com.au> Cc: TAXACOM 
> <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> Message-ID: <4BE22D6B.4080706 at berkeley.edu> 
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Any ideas 
> about a tool to automate making circles that can represent error around 
> georeferenced locations? The program "KML Circles" 
> http://www.zonums.com/gmaps/kml_circles.html is supposed to do this, but 
> I can't get it to work. Anyway, it would be much, much better if KML 
> understood circles rather than using a zillion vertices as it does now. 
> but maybe there is an answer and I have missed it. Kip
> -- Kipling W. Will Associate Professor/Insect Systematist Associate 
> Director,Essig Museum of Entomology
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Kipling W. Will
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