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I want to create a kml file using zip code data and boundaries. Can you point me in the right direction?
We are not very familiar with creating kml files or files that can be viewed via geographic browsers. I suggest that you see the GIS consultant on campus.
I have taken a look at the documentation for creating kml files with Google SketchUp:
It looks like you can import shape files. Here is the link for all the shape files the Census Bureau has (zip code is one of the geographies represented):
If you need help with getting data to go with the zip code shape files (income, education, etc.) let us know. We can help with that step, although I expect the GIS consultant is also quite familiar with downloading geographically-referenced data.
What are you going to create - a 3-dimensional map of incomes?