major breakthrough using Open Street Maps (OSM) for plotting earthquakes.
the issue for me has not being able to show the magnitudes by colour, on OSM if you load a KML file all the icons are the same colour.
Just figured out how its done
by adding layers. doh!
The only down side is the daily KML has to be split back at the Excell CSV stage and a KML created for each magnitude.
But it works!
I have done Japan 13.03.2015 for a starter. This file is a combination of JMA and NIED data, so is not final yet.
here are a couple of screenshots of how it looks in various formats i.e. overview, without tags, with tags
and another advantage of splitting the files is that you can turn on and off whichever magnitude you like, so the people who can't be bothered with
the M1s and M2s can turn them off if they want to.
This SS show just the M3's and M4's for the 13th
I guess I could split it into JMA and NIED files too and show those as different coloured icons if there was a need.
I have kept the magnitude colours as close as I can to my old colour scheme, although they are a little darker, OSM icons show quite brightly in the
lighter colours, which saturate the ball on top of the pins, and hence don't show as 3D.
I've written up navigation instructions with a new icon key and put it on the Navigation page of the blog.
Japan OSM Navigation
NZ upgrade will follow later today.
The trouble with OSM and Umap is that there are basically no instructions on how to use it, you have to figure it out yourself.
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