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iPhylo: Google Earth phylogenies

Rod Page has extended some cool work and made a nice tree viewable in GoogleEarth. Take a look at the picture below. And he may well add this as a facility in his amazing TreeViewX – bump. Rod, where’s the KML file (or am I missing something?) – I wanted to see if this would work in Google maps as they now support loading KML files.

iPhylo: Google Earth phylogenies
Now, for something completely different. I’ve been playing with Google Earth as a phylogeny viewer, inspired by Bill Piel’s efforts, the cool avian flu visualisation Janies et al. published in Systematic Biology (doi:10.1080/10635150701266848), and David Kidd’s work.

Google Earth Phylogeny screenshot

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  1. 07/06/2007 at 4:35 pm

    See http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2007/06/earth-not-flat-official.html for an update and a link to a KML file.

  2. 07/06/2007 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks Rod,
    I tried the kml file in google maps and the result is “not bad” – you can certainly see the tree overlaid on the map.
    Some of the branches are a bit broken, but you get the just of it.

  3. 23/11/2007 at 11:43 am

    I figured it wouldn’t hurt to put a link to the overlayed map:
    Click here to view the tree in google maps

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