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Sample images - Viewing with Google Earth and Google Earth plugin

The following image is a screen capture of how a SonarTRX image overlay may look when viewed by the Google Earth desktop application. These images can be created from Humminbird SideImaging sonars, Lowrance StructureScan systems, StarFish and Imagenex towfish and other sidescan sonar systems. The images may also be imported into other applications such as Global Mapper, ESRI GIS products, Manifold GIS and others.

Google Earth View of SonarTRX images

The SonarTRX mosaic folders can also be uploaded to a web-server with FTP and displayed using the Google Earth Plugin, or by simple links to the kml files:

Display of SonarTRX images on a web-page w/Google Earth Plugin:

First verify that the Google Earth Browser Plugin is installed by visiting the following site:

http://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/plugin.html

Having done that, the following link points to web-page that use the Google Earth Plugin to display a sample set of SonarTRX images:

Sample images - 30% resolution factor (using Google Earth Plugin)

Sharing of SonarTRX images and/or coverage areas via a kml file on the server:

Sample images - 30% resolution (link to a doc.kml file)

Sample coverage areas only (no KML GroundOverlays) (link to a doc.kml file)

If Google Earth (GE) is installed, the above link provides option to Open the file for viewing. The SonarTRX doc.kml files has folders for starboard/port channel and sub-folders for image tiles and sonar coverage areas. When the sonar coverage aras (polygons) are visible, a popup-windows can be shown by clicking on each image-tile. The dedicated "Annotations" folder can be used to add KML placemarks, lines and markers associated with the images. These can easily be transferred back to the sonar or nav-display in the form of GPX waypoints, routes or tracks, using the SonarTRX kml-gpx conversion-tools.