Google Earth embedded in web pages

Google Earth embedded in web pages

Postby tbd » Wed May 28, 2008 7:47 pm

http://code.google.com/apis/earth/

"The Google Earth Plug-in and its JavaScript API let you embed Google Earth, a true 3D digital globe, into your web pages. Using the API you can draw markers and lines, drape images over the terrain, add 3D models, or load KML files, allowing you to build sophisticated 3D map applications."

so it will be possible to add your SU models in a page (still needs a downloadable plugin though)
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Re: Google Earth embedded in web pages

Postby Gaieus » Thu May 29, 2008 9:35 am

Great find, Tavi, thanks a lot!
It really seems to be very interesting! :thumb:
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Re: Google Earth embedded in web pages

Postby lewiswadsworth » Thu May 29, 2008 3:12 pm

I read about it the other day.

http://arstechnica.com/journals/microso ... t-but-ugly

Google has never been fond of stand-alone apps...their whole thin-client "singularity" model is based on the idea of running programs through your browser, through the Web...Google Docs, Google Gears, Google Apps: just the beginning of their attempt to push that box on your desk and all the stuff in its drives into insignificance as anything other than a window into cyberspace. The whole purchase of Earth from Keyhole was a run-up to this incorporation of the virtual globe tech into a web-based schema.

This has interesting implications for the future of SketchUp, don't you think? Notice that this embedded Google Earth business allows you to create geometry.

I'm not sure I'm going to miss the current model of CAD/3D modeling, once "Google Docs 3D" is online.

P.S. Don't get too used to Ruby. Outside of SU, it looks like Google is pushing Python for this sort of thing.
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Re: Google Earth embedded in web pages

Postby tbd » Thu May 29, 2008 4:31 pm

you can put your SketchUp models (via kml/Collada) on it as well.

ps. python author (Guido van Rossum) works at Google :)
also it is easy to go phyton after you played with ruby (and vice versa)
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