How to use
From our work in Cambodia, PRCF and partners make available a range of GIS overlays that can be easily displayed in the free Google Earth interface, which you should download from http://earth.google.com/.
Google Earth uses files with the extension KMZ to share user-generated layers. To display these you need to download the layers you are interested in, store them somewhere convenient, then simply double click to open. They will initially show up in Google Earth’s “Temporary Places” folder in the “Places” tab usually shown on the left of the main screen. From there you can chose to save them in the “My Places” folder just like any other layers. They will then load automatically every time Google Earth is started.
A list of KMZ files currently available from PRCF is shown below. These datasets are updated as work progresses, and we hope soon to provide the option of dynamic links that do not require manual updating.
Note: Currently all available layers are for LWS and the immediate area unless otherwise stated. The accuracy of geospatial data is not guaranteed.
Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary Boundary (13 KB) – Inaccurate; to be updated
Districts and communes (661 KB) – Unlabelled
Resource Use Survey Maps (20 KB) – From village surveys, indicating resource use areas
Villages (Surveyed) (1 KB) – Point data for the surveyed villages
Roads (389 KB) – Incomplete
Rivers (2,104 KB) – Permanent and seasonal water courses
Boundary markers (3 KB) – Positions of existing and proposed markers
Other sources of Google Earth layers of interest:
A number of layers from the Greater Mekong Subregion, including dams and protected areas.