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New Google Earth Plug-in released, with access to GEH files

Filed under: Site News — by at 7:55 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Earlier today, Google released a plug-in that allows you to view Google Earth content right in your browser!  It’s quite slick, though it has a few drawbacks — Windows-only, and no support for Firefox 3 yet.  Still, it’s pretty neat.  More info about the plug-in can be found on the LatLong Blog, Ogle Earth, GEB or DEB.

I’ve spent most of the day writing code to support it on our site.  I’m pleased to say that’s done!  For some reason, the plug-in won’t handle about 10% of our files, but I’m working on those.  To go along with that, I’ve made it easier for you to view our content in different applications (including the plug-in).

Look at the right side of this screenshot.  You’ll notice five icons next to each item.  Those allow you to view each item in Google Earth, Google Maps, Virtual Earth, Yahoo Maps, or the Google Earth Plug-in.  The first four options have been available for a while, but you used to have to drill down to the file detail page to get to it.  Now it’s much easier to view the content across a variety of services.

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can streamline further, please let me know.  Thanks!

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June 1, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

[…] More info by Mickey here. […]

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June 16, 2008 @ 7:51 pm

[…] we’ve already built support for you to view our entire collection of 20,000+ placemarks using the plug-in, it only makes sense that we give you the power to embed those, too.  If you view ANY of our files […]

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July 15, 2008 @ 8:54 am

[…] More info by Mickey here. […]

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