Thanks to Eddie and Ian at Snowflake who have written a plugin to their Go Publisher product, it is now possible to view, rather flat, Mastermap topo data in google earth – the secret behind the scenes here is our old friend GML.
It was relatively easy for the guys a Snowflake (it took a weekend) to write the schema translation to translate form the mastermap application schema of GML to the KML (Keyhole Markup Language) xml used by Google Earth.
So now all we need to do is find out a way to height the Mastermap building polygons…
For more examples of the value of xml to the GI industry, if you are in the UK towards the end of September, the AGI Technical SIG event on XML and GIS to be held at the Centre for Geospatial Science, Nottingham University on 22nd September will be a very valuable event.
Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.