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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New Google Earth Browser Plug-in Brings The Full Power Of Google Earth To The Web

Google today announced the release of the new Google Earth Browser Plug-in, which brings the full power of Google Earth to the web, embeddable within your own web site.

Driven by an extensive JavaScript API, you can control the camera; create lines, markers, and polygons; import 3D models from the web and overlay them anywhere on the planet. In fact, you can even overlay your content over different planets, stars, and galaxies by toggling Sky mode, letting you build 3D Google Sky mashups.

You can also enable 3D buildings with a single line of JavaScript, attach JavaScript callbacks to mouse events, fetch KML data from the web, and more.

If you already are one of the 150,000 Maps API sites, and now want to 3D-enable it, it is now possible with just a single line of JavaScript: just add the new G_SATELLITE_3D_MAP map type to your MapsAPI initialization code, and (for most common usages of Maps API) your site will "automagically" support Google Earth via a button in the maps view, with all your existing 2D map code now functioning in 3D as well.

The Google Earth Browser Plugin is now live at http://code.google.com/apis/earth.

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