Here are some useful places to go for tips with the new Google Earth 5. Google Earth 5 has some powerful new capabilities. Some of the most powerful features will only be initially accessible to developers. Here are a list of places to look for help (so far):
KML Documentation – Note updates marked with “New” for new features like the powerful Touring options in GE 5.
Google Geo Developers Blog – Here is the first post about the new KML features. Lots of interesting things noted in a small space: New browser capability in placemarks (found by Barry Hunter below), better control over time animations in KML, and a new libkml.
libkml – This is an increasingly more powerful set of capabilities for KML developers. Updated on Monday – does it support new KML extensions?
More browser in Placemarks – Barry Hunter discovers placemarks have more web power in GE 5.
New KML extensions – Brian Flood talks about how Google has extended KML with new features and gives demos.
Other interesting stuff – Stefan Geens rounds up all kinds of interesting details on GE 5.
And, of course, keep an eye out here at GEB for occasional round-ups of new content created by developers for GE.
By the way, check out Virgil’s example of putting nautical charts onto the ocean floor in GE 5.
And, there’s also some cool new KML for GE 5 from Brian Flood in his post showing underwater bathymetry and oil/gas pipelines under the sea.
Valery Hronusov has posted some cool new GE 5 KML that shows terrain features on Mars and vector terrain features under the sea (Russian site, but the KML/KMZ’s work fine).