Valery Hronusov is the creator of the kml2kml application, it is interesting that today he has published a note in which Google recommends it, strange but not knowing what your application does that just weighs 1MB.
Some time ago I talked about how to do something like this with AutoCAD, and also with ContouringGE . Let's see how this application works on simple things like the generation of a digital terrain model.
This is Lake Yojoa, a place where in a couple of weeks I will be spending the holidays of this summer, to the left the protected area of the mountain of Santa Barbara and in the background you see the Atlantic Ocean.
The download of Kml2kml takes 15 seconds and the other 15 installs. Well, you do not have to give it a lot with this application, you just have to select the option "3D surface" from the analysis tools and fill in the data of the panel that is displayed.
The first screen gives us the option to choose the source, in this case GEterrain.
Then you can configure the size of the grid, in this case I will give each 50 in both latitude and longitude.
To obtain the capture from Google Earth, "Get current view" is selected, although you can also enter data manually.
Then in the next panel it is indicated if we want to generate the mesh of points, the silhouette of the model, surfaces, contours and if we want the tonality as a background raster.
Also at the bottom is the destination of the file generated as kmz.
Then the third panel contains the names of the layers and fill colors. It can be grayscale, and you can also define dot sizes or line thickness.
And that is all there is to be done. Once you press the Plot button, Google Earth creates a kmz file with everything.
Level curves, surface, points, image adjusted to the terrain. Amazing. To see the fillings it is better to display Google Earth in openGL form.
In this case I have only talked about terrain modeling and generation of contour lines but this application serves many other purposes. Kml2kml can be Download to test for 7 days, and if you dare to buy it only costs $ 50.
This product is discontinued. You can use PlexEarth to work digital models of Google Earth.