A few days ago I asked a friend how to do to see the contours in Google Earth using an application called ContouringGE 1.1 that is supposed to work with any version 4x, Windows XP or Vista.
And finally I could though the experience was painful, so I write what was my achievement to see others reach it ...
1. Download ContouringGE
To start, you have to Download a file compressed from a “hateful” page where the creator has a popup window with an advertisement in German that covers the entire page, so to remove that “double chin” you just select SchlieBen which means close and it doesn't bother you anymore.
Ojo, which can only be accessed at this page (http://www.sww.wg.am/) in the first days of the month, since it has limited bandwidth, and after that bandwidth runs out and is not available.
2. Install the ocx
Once the file is downloaded, it is decompressed and five files appear:
- A kml called contour.kml I have no idea what it's for
- Two ocx files that are ActiveX controllers
- A dll file that loads a submenu in the Google Earth framework
- An executable file of ContouringGE
The two ocx files are placed in
C: / WINDOWS / system32 /
Then to register the ocx you enter the command menu, which looks like DOS with "start / run / cmd" and there you write the text:
regsvr32% Systemroot% ~ \ System32 \ comdlg32.ocx
And enter, a message should appear that the control was installed correctly, the same is done with the other:
regsvr32% Systemroot% \ System32 \ MSCOMCTL.OCX
If you have trouble finding the counterplate, it is usually on the button to the left of the number 1 and using the Alt Gr key. It is also at Alt + 92.
Finally if you do not want to break your head, you copy to the lines that are above, and then on the black screen you right click and paste.
If you have Windows Vista it should be “Start / Accessories / Run as administrator”
I have placed the GGEFramework.dll file in “C:Archivos de programaGoogleGoogle Earth”, there also the executable triangle and the kml file.
3 Run ContouringGE in Google Earth
Then to make it hard, I created a shortcut of the triangle on the desktop.
Now Google Earth is running. And once deployed, the triangulation is executed.
4. What must happen
Then in the Google Earth a new command appears in the upper bar called GGE, which contains the options to create contours and configure their appearance or labeling.
Another way to do it is from AutoCAD, using a plugin.
Step 1. Display the area where we want to obtain the Google Earth digital model.
Step 2. Import the digital model.
Using AutoCAD, having the Plex.Earth Add-ins installed. In principle, you have to start the session.
Then we select in the Terrain tab, the option «By GE View», it will ask us to confirm that 1,304 points will be imported; then it will ask us to confirm if we want the contour lines to be created. And ready; Google Earth contour lines in AutoCAD.
Step 3. Export to Google Earth
Having selected the object, we choose the KML Export option, then we indicate that the model is adjusted to the terrain and finally that it opens in Google Earth.
And right there we have the result.
De here you can download the kmz file that we have used in this example.
From here you can download the Plex.Earth plugin for AutoCAD.