Create cool KML, win cool prizes

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:40 AM


The KML in Research contest deadline is Dec 1st.  For those of you working on KML already, make sure you check out the judging criteria and submit your file before the contest deadline.  For those of you new to KML, there is still time to get a quick start using some of the tools and examples highlighted on the KML tools page.

We are looking for KML that uses Google Earth to display data, describes academic research work, or provides educational content for students and teachers.  We know there is a lot of really fantastic cutting edge work going on out there and we would love to see it shared in Google Earth for everyone to see. There is also a separate category for students, and students can enter in teams of up to three.

If you need any additional motivation, the top 5 entries in both the student and professional categories will win a prize pack that includes a Garmin GPS to help with future KML projects, an Apple iPod Touch to keep you from working too hard, and a Google Earth tote bag just for fun. The top winners will have their work showcased on the Google Earth Educators site and at the Google booth at the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco.