Cross Section model generator


To generate and position a vertical cross section model in Google Earth:

    1. Draw your cross section in a graphics program (like Adobe Illustrator) and save it to your desktop as a PNG file
         (with a transparent background) named "image.png" - or type the file name in the box below.

    2. Download the file
Xsection.dae and save it to your desktop (right-click, "Save Link As...")

    3. Complete the form below and click on "Enter information" to generate the necessary KML code in a popup window.

    4. Copy and paste the code from the popup window (use "Paste Special" - unformatted text) into a blank document,
          and save that document (as plain text) with a .kml extension to your desktop.
        IMPORTANT: make sure you include the .kml extension at the end of your document name.

        Recommended: Firefox users can "Save Page As" the popup window as a text file with a .kml extension.

    5. In Google Earth, open the .kml file you created (or double-click on the icon).

    6. In Google Earth, save ("Save Place as...") the "Cross Section" folder as a KMZ file.


Filename for cross section image (png format):
Longitude (in decimal degrees) for NW corner of cross section:
Latitude (in decimal degrees) for NW corner of cross section:
Altitude relative to ground (for base of cross section):
Orientation (i.e. strike: 0 - 180) of cross section:
Length of cross section (in meters):
Height of cross section (in meters):


Create Tour to elevate cross section?


Yes    No
   If Yes, enter amount to elevate cross section (in meters):
    (Recommended: to elevate the base of the cross section to the ground surface,
     set the Altitude to the negative value of the elevation amount entered above.)