Google Earth Layers Updates - Visualizing Census form return rates using Google Earth

Google Earth made some changes to its layers panel intended to make browsing easier to find and control our top three layers (see 1st pic). ‘One of the most common complaints was that we removed the ability to individually select certain layers (such as “Parks” or “Transportation”), which now appear in our default-on “Places of […]

Google Earth made some changes to its layers panel intended to make browsing easier to find and control our top three layers (see 1st pic). ‘One of the most common complaints was that we removed the ability to individually select certain layers (such as “Parks” or “Transportation”), which now appear in our default-on “Places of Interest” layer. Also, released some changes to make these separate layers available again in Google Earth. You can now once again expand the “Labels” folder (see 2nd pic). You can also find “Parks and Recreation Areas” under “More,” as well as specific place categories like schools or coffee shops in our new “Place Categories” folder (see 3rd pic). Finally, a work is going on to restore separate “Transportation” layers in the near future, says Google.
 

US Constitution’s Article I, Section 2 requires a national census every ten years and time has come again in 2010. Accordingly, US Census Bureau mailed 120 million forms to households nationwide, and completed forms have begun streaming back. Additionally, this same data from the Census Bureau is available as a layer for use in Google Earth, notes Google.