The Ohio State University. School of Earth Sciences Senior Theses; 2010
The fast growing nature of technology and computing has facilitated computation in many areas of science and engineering. The geosciences more than ever is also benefitting from these innovations to make sense of mapping. With the aid of geobrowsers like Google Maps and Earth, geoscientists can now tell their stories in ways even a nonscientist can understand. This paper therefore examines how Keyhole Markup Language (KML) can be used to improve the visualization of geologic data, like the earthquake data of Ohio. This paper will explore different ways of using KML to represent this information using three dimensional shapes. This research also shows that KML and geobrowsers offer great potential for visualizing geological data. However, a number of challenges must be resolved to realize this potential.