The elevation data is served as a map service using Esri's ArcGIS Server. Click here to learn more about how it is done. The map services can be connected to in a variety of ways.
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. Google Earth uses KML files, or KMZ (zipped kml) for sharing geographic data. There are now two flavors of Google Earth. The newest one now runs in the internet browser Chrome and no longer requires download and installation. The other is the desktop version that does require a download. We recommend using the downloaded version to view CT ECO services.
Alternatively, choose Save File.
The following KMZ files allow the elevation layers to open in Google Earth. Note that each REST endpoint contains the direct link also. Locate the Google Earth link on each REST page.
|Shaded Relief||ShadedRelief.kmz||Shaded Relief REST
Shaded Relief without Dynamic Range Adjustment* REST
* Dynamic Range Adjustment is a contrast stretch that only stretches the pixel values with the display extent, as opposed to all pixels in the dataset. It is helpful to see contrast in a smaller area but, because of its dynamic nature, hinders visual comparison of different areas or large areas.