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Forums » Web Site and Forum » What happened to all the google earth data

 
What happened to all the google earth data
Tim Brown Tim Brown
Total Posts: 54

I just noticed that all my gigapans that had been placed in google earth are now placed somewhere along the equator near africa? I assume (hope) this is a bug and that the existing data hasn’t been deleted since it can take a long time to place each gigapan and I have hundreds of them, many of which were in use in projects using them in google earth. Any idea when this issue will be fixed?

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Total Posts: 54

For example:
http://gigapan.org/galleries/5582/gigapans/75518#

Also, is there supposed to be a link somewhere to download the gigapan kmz file or view it in Google earth?

Jason Buchheim Jason Buchheim
Total Posts: 86

Hi Tim,

The position of your GigaPans is not just at 0 degrees latitude (equator), they are also at 0 degrees longitude (prime meridian).

I suspect the data is not lost, but it does sound like a bug. If a GigaPan has positional data, it should have the link to view in Google Earth. If it does not, the map should not show up. Yours seem to be a hybrid case of having partial data, so the map shows up, but no link.

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Total Posts: 103

Checking into this. There should be a link for Google Earth KML file like on this gigapan: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/30136

Fritz Hanke Fritz Hanke
Total Posts: 10

Sorry one has to set the “Share this Gigapan with others using Google Earth” flag. Otherwise the view in Google Earth button is not shown even for my own panoramas

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Total Posts: 103

Fritz, let me know if your gigapans have the share checkbox checked. To access it go to your gigapan’s edit page, then click on a link: Place this GigaPan in Google Earth

On that next page you’ll see a sharing checkbox: Share this Gigapan with others using Google Earth

Fritz Hanke Fritz Hanke
Total Posts: 10

Angelko, sorry I figured it out that you have to set the flag and made a correction to my original posting.

On the other side if I do not set the flag on my panoramas where I have provided the Google Earth data the system does not show the button on my own panoramas to view it in Google Earth – this I think is not intended

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Total Posts: 103

Fritz I see what you mean about being able to see the Google Earth button for your own geolocated gigapans regardless of the “shared” flag. I will look into this. Thank you.

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Total Posts: 54

Any idea when the google earth issue will be fixed? I have more than 200 gigapans and about 1/3 of them were georeferenced. I’m not going to be able to manually fix all them. Particularly since the google earth placement tool doesn’t work right anymore either. I use gigapans for my research and work and it is very important that we be able to share a gigapan in google earth with our clients and collaborators.
Right now all of my previous gigapans are no longer georeferenced and I can’t place new gigapans in GE because the placement tool doesn’t show the gigapan so there is no way to accurately place it. This seriously reduces the usefulness of gigapans for us.

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Total Posts: 103

Tim, we are looking for your geolocation data. I will post an update today.

Angelko Krstanovic Angelko Krstano...
Total Posts: 103

Still investigating.


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