Now that the Google Earth plugin is available for the Mac as well as Windows I thought it would be time to make it easier to find plugin related stories at GEB. So, there is now a GE Plugin category for posts on that topic. To help highlight some of the best GE Plugin stories, here is a short roundup of some of the best (in chronological order):
Announcement of Google Earth Plugin – I attended the Google I/O conference last May and was there when Michael Jones announced the new plugin.
Monster Milk Truck – The first game made for Google Earth Plugin with a 3D truck you can drive around.
First wave of plugins – Here are some of the first plugins done by non-Google developers.
Bouncing Earth – James Stafford makes a controllable animation with the plugin.
Embedding GE Plugin – Several tools to allow you to embed the GE plugin in a web page without programming.
3D Driving Directions – A cool way to show driving directions by driving there with the plugin.
Real-Time Satellites – See 13,000 satellites around the Earth tracked in real-time. Includes a link to a plugin version available here at GEB.
EarthAtlas – An application which provides access to a broad range of the features of the plugin – making it closer to the real GE application.
3D Building Tour – A cool way of doing architecture walkthrough using the plugin.
Paragliding simulator – Just like you would expect. Someone created a simulator which uses the plugin to let you fly like you were in a paraglider.
Famous Tourist Sites – Another cool tour available at EarthSwoop.