Google Earth Surfing with Wii

At MacWorld this week Google has been thrilling crowds with a chance to surf with Google Earth using a Wii Balance Board and running on a Mac. Googler David Oster wrote some javascript code to interface the Wii with the Google Earth API, and he’s releasing the code as open source. He has more details on what he did at the Lat Long blog. And, David says the source code will be posted at the Google Mac Developer Playground next week. In the meantime, watch this video to see it in action:

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.

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