Links: New Geo Developer Stuff, Embeddable GE Plugin Gadget, Google Earth Cache Basics, Mac Stuff

  • New Geo Developer Stuff – Googler Mano Marks has posted some interesting tid-bits at the Geo Developer Blog. They have released some interesting stuff like an update to libkml and an article about using KML with the Earth API.

  • Embeddable GE Plugin Gadget – In addition to the other stuff, Mano’s post above also announced the release of a new iGoogle gadget by Roman Nurik which lets you embed the Google Earth plugin on iGoogle or on any web page. And, if there’s an error (like if your browser doesn’t have the GE plugin installed) you can set it to fall back to Google Maps. Here’s a little test embed showing my current position:

  • Google Earth Cache Basics – Leszek has posted a nice overview of the basics to the Google Earth cache which lets you use Google Earth content when you don’t have an Internet connection. He’s also going to talk about some tools for automatically cacheing areas you plan to use later.

  • Mac Stuff – Stefan posts about interesting tools for better geo-tagging on the Mac.

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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