Content Curated By Darin R. McClure & a few photos


Parting of the Red Sea in Google Earth
February 21, 2013, 8:46 am
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Parting of the Red Sea in Google Earth:
As we mentioned yesterday with the Virtual Watervliet, Google Earth can be a great tool to help visualize events from the past. Today’s example from MyReadingMapped goes back to Biblical times to show a handful of events including Moses parting the Red Sea.

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Because of the way the Google Earth handles water, “parting” the Red Sea proved to be difficult. They handled that using the following methods:

The Sea Floor Path:
• First, using the Polygon tool while looking down, I drew a rectangle for the path that was to be my sea floor.
• While still selected, I assigned a color and an Altitude set to “Clamped to sea floor.”

The Walls of Water:
• I drew two paths from one shore to the other, making sure they don’t touch the shore, assigning the color, and the Altitude set to “Relative to the sea floor” with a altitude of 30m and “Extend path to ground” selected. For some reason “Extend to sea floor” did not work correctly.
• Next, I had to go back and refine each path to ensure it sat on the edge of the sea floor path.

It was a very creative way to tackle this problem, the results came out rather well. You can grab that KML file here and I encourage you to read their entire post on MyReadingMapped.

(via Google Earth Hacks)


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