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hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
11 years ago4,676 views

google-latlong.blogspot.com/20 ...

code.google.com/apis/earth

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Too. Cool. Must. Stop... Playing.

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I'm expecting a few pleasant surprises to come out during Google I/O any regulars here lucky enough to be attending?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Even though I've seen Google Earth before, there's something very cool about having it in a little window in your browser! :-)

Motti [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Very cool, but who asked too install itself for Firefox, when I installed it from IE? (Also, it installed to every one of my 4 firefox profiles, which is a bit rude)?

Above 5 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Philipp, you forgot to mention you don't only need Firefox or IE, you need...Windows!
I do not have Windows, so I don't know what that API looks like.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks Tom!

Edit: I changed "in your browser" to "in your <ins>(Windows)</ins> browser".

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

"<ins>" : hé hé, I remember you wrote that in your book :-) How good is netiquette.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Still I am suprised that google released something for windows only, guess it means that it was made during "free" time.

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

No all applications are suitable to run inside a Web browser even with plug-in installed, for reasons performance and usability.

Google have been always testing the limit for what Web browser can do.

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I tried using WINE to install it but no luck.

Bill Mac [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

I am at google io right now. Anyone else here that wants to meet up?

Thursday Club [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Very nice, and can confirm that for sites with existing Maps API it’s very easy to add (a change to one line and addition of one other). (you can see an example at the Thursday Club website – won't spam the URL).

Rory [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

This is great for Google to release and official plugin. Not sure if it is the same Luca but he created a delphi/activeX based plugin googleearthairlines that did the "same".

I created a prototype website using this and it was great!!! The only downside was that I think my website ran it ragged and it caused application errors with GE itself.

Long story short... time to put the official plugin to the test!!!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There is a bad point.
If you open 4 windows with a "Google Earth embedded" inside, you will have 4 new proccess. Check the memory used: HUGE.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Too bad they don't have a Mac version for Firefox. :(

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