MODIS/Aqua Temperature and Water Vapor Profiles 5-Min L2 Swath 5km (Collection 004 and 005)Entry ID: MYD07_L2
Abstract: The Excel to Google Earth (E2G) tool is easy to install and use. All that is required is an Excel spreadsheet that has geographic identifiers (district, ward, province, etc.) included as part of the data. A wizard walks the user through the steps necessary and provides the opportunity to modify the color selections and classification breakdowns used on the map. Once the user has defined the ... elements of the map, a Google Earth compatible KML file is created and displayed in Google Earth.
In order to map data using the tool, it is necessary for the spreadsheet to conform to data schema best practice. This means the data has one record per geographic unit and variables associated with each geographic unit. Structuring data this way makes it easier to maintain, analyze and update the data. This leads to more robust data sets and a stronger data infrastructure.
While the tool is not a substitute for a geographic information system (GIS), it does provide a free, easy to use means of displaying data on a map. It can help decision makers, program planners and anyone else who uses Excel see their data mapped.
[Summary provided the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]
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The computer code for this mapping tool is protected by copyright. The owners of the code agree to allow its non-commercial use at no cost to individuals or organizations whose use is within the approved scope of the MEASURE Evaluation project. The owners reserve all rights, including the right to determine whether a use is within the approved scope of the MEASURE Evaluation project. All inquiries regarding the code should be directed to email@example.com.
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: e2ghelp at unc.edu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 8120
City: Chapel Hill
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27599
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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