New Nürburgring overlay - 14 July 2008 - Will Pittenger's stuff for Google Earth and maps
My name is Will Pittenger. I have been making KMZ sets for Google Earth for a long time. After I starting making those, I wanted overlays for my sets. I was unsatisfied with the accuracy of the images available at Wikimedia Commons. So I started making my own with Inkscape and uploading them. Then I needed a place for anyone that liked my KMZ sets and/or maps to find others. For a while, a simple blog sufficed. But, once I started getting requests, I knew I needed something better. This site is the result. You are welcome to set up an account. Some activities are for registered users only. Take your time poking around and let me know what you think.
The GP-Strecke has a new overlay with far more information. I packed as much into it as I could. I also created an image for the Nordschleife,
but I wasn't satisfied with the accuracy enough to be able to place it
properly. Even then, the track was nearly invisible. The problem was
how I had to keep the width of the track down to just 2 pixels. Some of
that went to the border that helps you see it on a dark (think GE)
background. Wider lines would have helped, but then the line for the
track would have clobbered the location for the pit road. As is, I had
to distort one of the pit areas to help it stand out — on a WHITE
background. Forget the GE background.
You can download the new KMZ for Nürburgring here.