Archive for the ‘kmz’ Category

20
Jul

KMZ file: Buildings by Behnisch

Author: Naomi, Posted: July 20th, 2009

Behnisch Projects KMZ

MIMOA member Lohren Deeg has compiled a KMZ file for google earth of projects by Behnisch Architekten. We thought we’d share it with you all, you can download it here.

Lohren works as instructor of Urban Planning at the Ball State University, and is a designer & architectural illustrator at Studio Three Architecture.

He mailed us: "I have had an interest in the work of Gunther Behnisch and now Stefan Behnisch, going back fifteen years to my university training as an architect. One of my Professors led a study tour to Germany in 1997. I have had the good fortune to visit a few buildings then and since, but my curiosity led to identifying them in Google Earth."

There are about 45 projects listed in this file. A great resource for those of you who have the same interest as Lohren, or want to organise a study trip to visit them all. Download the KMZ file.

 

31
May

Tips and tricks: downloading KMZ file in Safari

Author: Naomi, Posted: May 31st, 2009

Some Apple owning visitors have noticed that the KMZ file of all MIMOA projects is not downloaded correctly when using Safari. This is a known problem of this browser, and here’s how to fix it:

First, go to the MIMOA-menu, under ‘Projects’, right-click the KMZ link. Choose ‘download linked file’.

Then rename the KMZ file: remove ‘.zip’. Open up the file, and Google Earth starts right up. 

Of course, you can also turn to Firefox instead of Safari. If you’re using a Mac, click the KMZ link from a Firefox browser (you can find the KMZ file under the MIMOA-menu >> Projects >> MIMOA KMZ). A dialog box comes up and save it to disk. This saved file does open in Google Earth fine. Dowload Firefox – free.

9
Oct

Update: KML file in the menu

Author: Naomi, Posted: October 9th, 2008

We previously added a single Google-Earth Placemark file, with all MIMOA projects in it. You can download it and save it to your computer. 

Now we’ve added a link to this file in the menu. With this update it’s far more easy to locate the KML-file.

You can find it under the ‘projects’ section, at the bottom of the column. Click it and immediately start downloading the file.
This permanent link to the KML-file is automatically updated by Google. So if you download this set of projects to your computer, you will always have the latest information in Google Earth (and Google Maps).

Not yet familiar with Google Earth, or Google Maps? Google Earth is a Free-of-charge, download-able virtual globe program. You can view 3D buildings in several cities, use the extra layers to show (or hide) local points of interest and for instance view driving directions or even fly along your self-created routes. Google Maps is the map that we’re using on the MIMOA site to show the locations of all projects. Read the Google KML-explanation here, or read this article on Wikipedia.

22
Jun

All MIMOA projects in Google Earth

Author: Naomi, Posted: June 22nd, 2008

Now that we’ve implemented the Google Earth placemark files (KML), we’ve also made a single file for you to download, which contains ALL PROJECTS that are published on MIMOA. This permanent link to the KML-file is automatically updated by Google. So if you download this set of projects to your computer, you will always have the latest information in Google Earth.

DOWNLOAD THE ‘ALL-MIMOA-PROJECTS-KML’  FILE HERE.

Save it to your computer and store it in an appropriate place. Great to see those architectural projects on the globe, together with all kind of extra data that Google provides. Like  3D buildings! This is the Nemo in Amsterdam:

And here: the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco.

Or check out the Amsterdam Museum Square area:  
 

This is the location of the permanent link: https://www.mimoa.eu/files/kmz/mimoa.kmz
Spread the word, and link to this blogpost and to the MIMOA.kmz

20
May

Improved design for KMZ

Author: Naomi, Posted: May 20th, 2008

Hi all members,

Here’s the new and improved design for the KMZ-files, the downloadable Google Earth Placemark files, following the feedback we received on our first post on this subject.

The name of the photographer of the single photo is added, and the texts, image & logo is aligned. We’re deliberately not showing all information (or photos) of a project, so visitors still have something to discover when visiting MIMOA.

You’ll be able to download the KMZ files for single & series of projects. But most importantly, we want to give you a permanent link to all projects on MIMOA. This will also mean that Google Earth (and Maps) will automatically update the information periodically and provides visitors with the latest information on MIMOA. 

Thanks for the feedback. We’re really exited about these small improvements – especially the automatic uploading on Google Earth. We hope you find these changes as useful as we do. Now we can start programming and we’ll be able to show you the results in real-time within a few weeks. Thanks again for your continued support!

Design made by Movimiento.

5
May

Upcoming Feature: KMZ files

Author: Naomi, Posted: May 5th, 2008

Hi all MIMOA users,
We’re currently working on this new feature: downloadable Google Earth Placemark files. It’s a frequently requested feature and we’d like to show you our first design before adding it to the site. Is this what you’re thinking of? We’d like to hear your responses to this idea, to make sure that we’re actually making the right product.

Where would you find the KMZ files on MIMOA? You can:

- Download a Google Earth Placemark file for each project published on MIMOA
- Download a Google Earth Placemark file of a series of projects, for instance a search result, your Mi guide or your favorites

What would you use the KMZ-files for? Well, here’s a short overview of some suggestions:

- view 3D buildings in several cities, including San Francisco, Amsterdam, Boston, Munich, Zurich and dozens more
- use the extra layers to show (or hide) local points of interest and facts
- view driving directions and even fly along your self-created routes
- download the KMZ-files to your mobile navigation device or mobile phone
- simply email a group of KMZ-files to your friends

So, for all you MIMOA users that are looking forward to this new feature, place a comment and let us know what you think!

Not familiar with Google Earth, or Google Maps? Google Earth is a Free-of-charge, download-able virtual globe program. It maps the earth by superimposing images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS over a 3D globe. Google Maps is the map that we’re using on our site to show the locations of all projects. Read the Google KML-explanation here, or read this article on Wikipedia.