Tom Insam

Google Earth placemarks from Dopplr

Thanks to a combination of dopplr, XML, mattb and Zimki, you can now display the locations of your Dopplr fellow travelers in Google Earth.

I’ve been wanting to use zimki to make a Google Earth KML file for some time now - not for any particularly good reason, mind, it’s just that Zimki is good at XML and Google Earth is fun technology. I just haven’t had an idea worth building till now. Then dopplr turned up, with its lovely geographical data and data on fellow travelers exposed in a simple XML format, and I had my project.

The next thing I’d like to do is expose information about the home cities of the travelers, to indicate people away from home, or perhaps an arrow to where people are going next. Any useful ideas?