Once the WorldPower Map is loaded into Google Earth initially, save it by
- Dragging the line that says “WorldPower Map” from the “Temporary Places” folder to the “My Places” folder on the left side of the screen.
- Go to “File” -> “Save” -> “Save My Places”
- Double click on the name of the entity in the list on the left to fly directly to that entity.
- OR click directly on the entities as you browse around the map.
- Included fields generally have at least one billion barrels of recoverable oil or two trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas.
- Light orange fields primarily produce natural gas. Dark orange fields primarily produce oil.
- Included pipelines generally have flow rates of at least 400 kBbl/Day for liquids or 1 Bcf/Day for gas.
- Light purple pipelines are either planned or under construction. Dark purple pipelines are operational.
- Thicker lines represent higher flow rate capacity.
- Included refineries generally have a capacity of at least 200 kBbl/Day.
- Larger refinery icons represent higher processing capacity.
- Included terminals generally have a capacity of at least 200 kBbl/Day.
- Larger tanker icons represent higher export capacity.
- Included plants generally have a generation capacity of at least 3000 MW.
- Larger plant icons represent higher generation capacity.
- The colored ring at the top of the icon indicates the type of plant.
- Green: Nuclear
- Dark Blue: Hydro
- Black: Coal
- Light Blue: Natural Gas
- Brown: Fuel Oil
- White: Wind
- Thicker lines indicate higher discharge rates.
- Go to “Tools” -> “Options” -> “Navigation”. (For a Mac, go to “Google Earth” -> “Preferences” -> “Navigaton”.)
- Change the “Fly-To Speed” to 0.3.
- Go to “Tools” -> “Options” -> “General”. (For a Mac, go to “Google Earth” -> “Preferences” -> “General”.)
- Check “Show web results in an external browser”. It may be checked by default. This works best when you have two monitors.
There is one folder per dataset. Expand the folder to see all the entities in that folder.
Entities contain links to news articles and Twitter feeds.
There are two ways to navigate between map entities:
Oil & Gas Fields
Optional Recommended Settings (Instructions are for Windows installations. Where different, Mac instructions are shown in parentheses.)