Google Earth Plugin Now Runs in Firefox 3

As promised by Google in a comment on my post about Firefox 3 last Tuesday, Google has quietly fixed it so the Google Earth plugin (which lets you run a subset of Google Earth in your browser on a web page) now works with Firefox 3 (as of today – Sunday, June 22). Digital Earth Blog gets points for being the first GE blog to post about it. Google’s Paul Rademacher (the chief architect behind the Google Earth API and plugin) posted an announcement about the support for Firefox 3 and that it does NOT require you to download a new plugin binary. Wanna check it out? Try the Milktruck game!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. But its still only for Windows users… ;-((

  2. Also, the plugin is not configured to work with the latest Firefox trunk builds, since the user agent string is already up to 3.1a1pre.

  3. And windows xp at that; installation of the plugin silently fails om win2000 leaving you wondering what went wrong…

  4. I have a Stereo 3d(cross-eyed) version Google Earth running here:

  5. Yeah no, it doesn’t. Still running on the side in Firefox 2, Firefox 3 just “installs” it over and over and over and over again.. No function.

  6. scriptjunkie says:

    Ok, I installed the plugin. It doesn’t work. Has anyone gotten it working on winXP x64? I have FFox 3 and FFox 2 installed and IE 7. It keeps telling me it’s installed, but nothing ever changes. Just make it work on Linux, and I won’t have to deal with this junk! Please Google!

  7. I have added a version of the Monster Milk Truck in 3D! Check it out:

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