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An even easier way to share Google Earth content

Filed under: Software Updates — by at 8:32 am on Friday, June 20, 2008

We’ve already showed you how you can embed any of our files and collections on your own site, but what if you just want to show someone your house, school, or some other location in Google Earth?

Up until now, you had to:

  • Open up Google Earth
  • Find your location
  • Create a placemark
  • Title the placemark
  • Save the placemark to your PC
  • E-mail to a friend

While those steps are worthwhile if you have a complex creation to share, they’re kind of overwhelming for just sharing a single location.  Welcome, ShareIt!

Using the Google Earth plug-in, ShareIt makes it very simple to share locations with your friends, and/or embed them on your own site.

  • Give your location a title
  • Find it in Google Earth (using the plug-in)
  • Submit!

The script will automatically create a new page for the item, a KML for Google Earth, and embed code for your own site, so you can do whatever you want with it.  You don’t even need to log-in to create an item — just do it!

I’m going to the Georgia Aquarium tomorrow, so here’s a quick look at that amazing building:

Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think.

Note: The plug-in doesn’t current work with Firefox 3, but according to the comments on this post at Google Earth Blog, we should see an update for it any day now.

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June 23, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

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