Friday, September 26, 2008

Shape2Earth Online

The new Google AppEngine platform is opening up a new front on web based mapping. I've started work on a couple of Google Earth Plugin based applications. These are just in the starting phase, but you can take a look at a general one here.

You will need the Google Earth plugin to view the data. This data is some very simple KML I put together with Shape2Earth. I would like to work on some more sophisticated sites soon.

Mind Your Street Using Shape2Earth for Online KML

Here is a pretty neat web application that is using Shape2Earth to create KML.

Mind your Street is “an online community for home security and neighborhood crime prevention” in England. They provide a number of tools to help people make their neighborhoods safer by providing a number of online tools. The site is currently in beta, but they are offering neighborhood crime ranking maps for key English areas such as Crime maps are available for London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, and Manchester.

The maps section uses Google Maps and KML created using Shape2Earth to show crime statistics for a number of years. The maps can be queried by Region, County, and Local Authority.

Here is a sample for their mapping using Shape2Earth generated KML.