Tyler Miller wrote:Hey guys -
Nothing to fear here in regards to SketchUp's Add Location feature. SketchUp uses the Google Maps API, not the Google Earth API. Google Earth the application is not going away.
Google's announcement that they are ending the Google Earth browser plugin ("Google Earth API") is a natural consequence of tightening browser security models. Most modern browsers are dropping support for any form of plugins over the next couple years.
Fortunately, much of the functionality of the Google Earth plugin has now been incorporated into Google Maps using more modern browser capabilities like WebGL. This is the same technology we use to do 3D views of SketchUp models on the 3D Warehouse, and it does not require a browser plugin.
So, nothing to fear here and it is all a natural progression of technology.
Seems that we should have been worried. You guys knew about a 5year grace period, but didn't mention that to the users until 2 months before the change.
Upcoming Change to Add Location https://forums.sketchup.com/t/upcoming- ... tion/40953
Tyler thanks for the misdirection,