Google Earth 3D Basic Results (XYZ Plot)

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Google Earth 3D Basic Results (XYZ Plot)

Report Name: Google Earth Basic Results (XYZ Plot) (example)

File Name: EarthSoft.Interfaces.Google.dll

Dependencies: saved Basic Results user report

Software: EQuIS Professional

Source: EQuIS Professional install

Language: English

Output Type: Keyhole Markup Language (*.kmz)1,2,3


Description: This report exports the contents of a saved Basic Results user report as a *.kmz for viewing in Google earth. The export can be displayed as a contour, color grid, dot plot or surface plot. Prior to using this report, please review the Submission of Content Warning for Google Earth reports as well as the commercial license requirements.


Installation Instructions: This report assembly is part of the EQuIS Professional installation. No additional installation steps are necessary.



This report is computationally intensive, and interpolates a unique grid for each parameter and date. For example, a site may have only 100 different records, but 25 different dates. In this case, the report would interpolate 25 different grids and potentially consume vast system resources.


Report Parameters

Saved Basic Results Report

Select a saved Basic Results user report


Select the ouput type: Contour, Color Grid, Dot Plot, Surface Plot

Grid Size/Resolution

Select the output resolution: 50 (Standard), 100 (Fine), 150 (Super fine)

Number of Palette Steps

Enter the number of palette steps

* Selecting a higher resolution will take longer to process.


Report Output

The report output for this report is a *.kmz file that that is viewed in Google Earth.


Data Requirements: In order for locations to appear in this report:




DT_LOCATION.LOC_TYPE must be populated.

DT_LOCATION.SYS_LOC_CODE must be populated.


Note: Only user reports saved from the v54.basic_results "Basic Results Report" are available in the the 'Saved Basic Results Report' report parameter.


Please also note that there are limitations to the size and complexity of *.kml/*.kmz files supported in Google Earth. Selecting too many parameters and/or too large a date range may result in the following error message where P = the number of input parameters, and D = the number of input dates.


"Report did not generate output. Please try again. Please reduce the number of parameters and/or dates to be contoured (params=P,dates=D)"


1Using Google Earth for commercial purposes requires a commercial license from Google which must be obtained separately by the end user.

2EQuIS Google Earth reports do not require Google Earth or Google Services to generate KML files. Charts may be generated by Google Charts.

3KML is an open standard that may be read or viewed in other applications. These reports have only been tested in Google Earth.