The Thematic Mapping Engine
The thematicmapping.org website utilizes the Google Earth plug-in API to present interactive visualizations of a huge volume of UN data. Data can be filtered or animated by time and country, and a number of different kinds of visualization options are available.
Hear the author talk about how KML can be used for thematic mapping and explain how KML documents are generated on-the-fly with
the Thematic Mapping Engine.
Presenter: Bjørn Sandvi
Project Manager at United Nations Association of Norway, MSc in GIS from University of Edinburgh, web developer and author of the thematic mapping blog.