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<ScreenOverlay>, and it was complete. The final result is available for download from the NIN website. Fans of the band can also follow its upcoming tour directly in Google Earth -- their performance page lets you subscribe to tour updates as a KML file, with all the tour stops in sequence and time-tagged. Because the tour data is implemented behind a
<NetworkLink>, it's always up-to-date, even when users save it to their My Places in Google Earth. We had a lot of fun doing these visualizations, and are grateful to have a client like Trent Reznor who understands and appreciates a cool little side project such as this enough to not only promote it but to put his name behind it. And thanks to Topspin Media for providing the original idea.