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Solar Radiation Maps for Google Earth And GIS Software

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  • SolarGIS data can be analysed and visualised in many popular software. This set of products is simple and efficient to use with Google Earth or other GIS software and can bring number of benefits, including:
  • Understand solar resource diversity in a spatial context
  • Support information for your decisions, arguments for your bussiness
  • Create your own catchy maps and attractive graphics.
Watch a short video
how Solar resource maps
for Google Earth
may be useful.
Watch the full overview
including how to download
sample datasets and
preview them in Google Earth


Clickable maps for Google Earth

SolarGIS data are visualised in a regular point grid with certain offset (e.g. 5 km). When clicking on the point, numeric values of different characteristics (GHI, DNI, air-temeperature as annual or monthly averages, other geographical data, etc.) are shown in a callout box. Data can be downloaded or simply copy-pasted to other software for further processing. Colours of the points indicate the values of a selected characteristic.

  • Download SAMPLE DATA for a region and try it yourself:
  • Western Cape, South Africa (format KMZ, 555 kB)
  • Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (format KMZ, 2 MB)
  • Download this data

GeoTIFF map layers (Canvas)

High resolution map of solar resource or other climate parameter with enhanced graphics supported by terrain shading. It is delivered as one georeferenced TIFF image. Georeferencing information enables to visualize the map not only in Google Earth, but in various GIS software in a preffered coordinate system. Thus you can create your own cartographical product or simply use the map as an image for your presentation.

  • Download SAMPLE DATA for a region and try it yourself:
  • GHI: Western Cape, South Africa (ZIP file, 3.8 MB)
  • GHI: Slovakia, Europe (ZIP file, 2.3 MB)
  • HINT: after unZIPing the archive open the enclosed KML file in Google Earth
    Download this data

SolarGIS Tiled maps

Detailed map of solar resource or other climate parameter is composed of tiles with the aim to deliver best visual experience even in a closer zoom level. Tiles represent many geopositioned square images, specially processed for various zoom levels and sorted in folders. Tiles can be ideally used in various web-map applications (Openlayers, Google Maps, etc.).

  • Download SAMPLE DATA for a region and try it yourself:
  • DNI: Western Cape, South Africa (ZIP file, 6.5 MB)
  • GHI: Slovakia, Europe (ZIP file, 16.8 MB)
  • HINT: after unZIPing the archive open the enclosed KML file in Google Earth
    Download this data

To understand the full picture of solar resource we recommend to combine clickable point maps (which contain numeric data) with geotiff or tiled map (which show the variations of the selected parameter in high detail and advanced cartographic presentation).

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Data available

solargis.info

DNI

Direct Normal Irradiance/Irradiation

GHI

Global Horizontal Irradiance/Irradiation

GTI

Global Tilted (in-plane) Irradiance/Irradiation

DIF

Diffuse Horizontal Irradiance/Irradiation

TEMP

Air temperature at 2 m

RH

Relative humidity

WS

Wind Speed at 10 m

WD

Wind Direction

Geographic

Terrain, Landcover, Population

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