After much review our judges finalized their decisions for the winners of the KML in Research contest.  The contest was designed to generate some new and exciting KML that focused on science and research applications.  Some contestants used the format to display data in multiple dimensions.  Others used the KML format's flexibility to pack dense layers of data into a convenient and easy to navigate form.  All of the entries exhibited novel uses that could be used as examples for many other research problems.

The student winners are:
  • Darren AchtymichukUniv. of Alberta
  • Kerry Ard, Univ. of Michigan

The professional winners are:
  • Declan De PaorOld Dominion Univ.
  • Tyler Erickson, Michigan Tech
  • Ionut Iordache, UC Berkeley
  • Bjorn Sandvik, ThematicMapping.Org
  • Aidan Slingsby, City Univ. London

Each contestant will receive a prize pack including an iPod Touch, Garmin GPS, and Google swag.  All the entries will be featured on our Google Gallery page as well as the Google Earth Education website.

We would like to thank all the contestants for their work and encourage anyone interested in learning how to generate KML to check out our resources for examples and getting started guides.