Thursday, March 15, 2012

FREE KML world countries polygon file - admin level 1

Countries of the world KML file, download for free and it can be use for any purpose, the file is a KML polygon file of  the countries in the world in the Natural Earth datasets.

Previous post covered the countries of the world here.

This post covers another Natural Earth dataset for the Admin level 1.

Download the KML here: WorldPoly Admin 1 file
You can download the file and use it for whatever you want but there maybe errors or mistakes that you need to check yourself.

I generated the file with SAP ABAP which reads the Natural Earth country shapefile in my geoserver in the clouds.

The country ISO codes were used to colour by region  from the UN site here and compared against SAP table T005. The kml file is missing some countries/info such as Somalia land, Western Sahara as these are missing in the natural earth dataset I am using.

*The Natural Earth Dataset has French Guiana  with the ISO code for France. The ABAP code reads the ISO code to determine the colour of the polygon. More thematic mapping to come.

Looks  like this in Google Earth

Admin Level one details showing where I live.......

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lifetime of SAP Community Network #SCN points

Recently the all time leader in SCN points changed.

A snapshot of the current leaderboard is below from 8th March 2012

The live rss feed can be found here...

Gordon Du is now the lifetime points leader with an impressive 61815 points (at 08/12/2012).

Marking this change and the soon to be new SCN I have captured the point leaders of all countries in the #SCN world and put the business cards on a map, below is a screen shot of the results in Google Earth.

The KML file is best viewed in Google Earth here.

The KML was generated with the ABAP code found on my SCN blog thematic mapping SCN points 

The KML is best viewed in Google Earth however the KML file in Google maps is below.

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