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« GIS Data for Canary Islands in Google Earth | Main | Radiohead in Google Earth » July 16, 2008 Best Google Earth Interface Videos There have been many innovative new types of computer interfaces in the last few years, and Google Earth seems to be one of the most popular apps for trying them out. We've seen everything from ping pong balls to the latest Wii Fit board used to drive Google Earth. Below is the most comprehensive collection of different interfaces demoed with Google Earth (note: I've included links to more background where available).
Valery Hronusov has been playing with Google Earth 4.2 beta’s implementation of KML 2.2, and has come up with a couple of things worth sharing: Flash: On Windows machines (but not Mac and Linux), you can embed a whole Flash applet in a placemark popup balloon (not just YouTube videos), and it will work just as if it were in a browser. Webcams: This works on Mac, PC and Linux versions of 4.2, so it is immediately useful: Have a <PhotoOverlay> point to an image generated by a webcam, and set the <refreshInterval> tag to the same interval as the webcam’s interval. Voila, a webcam image that is perfectly positioned : (Notice how the small thumbnail image refreshes as well.)
Posted by Andrew Bowers, Developer Programs Google Code , that is. Google Developer Day has officially kicked off in Sydney, Australia, beginning our 29-hour marathon of developer activities around the world. Approximately 5,000 developers will join us today in ten countries to talk about Google's developer products, ask questions, and share their thoughts with Google engineers. For those who can't make it, we're webcasting the sessions from London and California live, and posting recorded sessions from all locations on the website. A deep dive into technical sessions, free food, swag -- what more could a developer ask for?
There are so many great tools, how-tos and examples out on the web and in the blogosphere for creating and enhancing Google Maps mashups. Here is my eighth roundup of these examples that I've found over the past several weeks.. New Google Maps Creation Tools: Fly a plane over your hometown - Make your own Google Maps flight sim with Goggles !