An Open Access Peon

17 March 2007

ROAR Google Earth Tours



I've added KML support to ROAR, which enables repository locations to be overlayed on Google Earth. Not all ROAR repositories are Geo-located and many are very roughly located.

To add the ROAR overlay (in Google Earth) click the Add menu, Network Link and enter the following URL:
http://roar.eprints.org/?action=kml&type=institutional&order=recordcount&kml=marker
Or, to get coloured boxes:
http://roar.eprints.org/?action=kml&type=institutional&order=recordcount&kml=height
All repositories (not just institutional):
http://roar.eprints.org/?action=kml&order=recordcount&kml=height
etc. Have fun!

1 Comments:

  • The distance in metres from the datum to the top of the box (or screenshot) is the number of OAI records in that repository. So it's a kind-of geo-spaced 3d graph.

    Oh, and it's "overlaid" in case any pedantics are out there :-)

    By Blogger Tim Brody, at 5:28 pm  

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