Links: New Earth API Docs, Fire Shot, Where 2.0, Panoramio Winners, New SketchUp, Belgrade News

  • New Earth API Docs – Google has updated the documentation for Earth API developers. Definitely worth checking out.

  • Fire Shot – NASA’s MODIS RapidFire gallery is now supporting KML file overlays of their daily satellite images. Today’s image is a shot from yesterday showing the Station Fire – see in Google Earth (see more on GE content on the fires).

  • Where 2.0 – O’Reilly’s 2010 Where 2.0 conference will be held earlier than usual next year (March 30 – April 1 – normally its in May), but still in San Jose, California. The call for participation is now open. Submit your proposal here.

  • Panoramio Winners – Winners of the June contest of Panoramio photos have been announced.

  • New SketchUp – Google has actually posted about an upcoming release of a product (they almost never do that!). The next major release of SketchUp is coming, and they wanted to talk about planned changes between the free and Pro versions. Access to some of the model conversion tools will be changing. From the number of comments they got, I guess they made the right decision posting early about this.

  • Belgrade News – a SketchUp modeler who created a number of 3D buildings for the 3D Warehouse which are now in Google Earth, recently made the front page news in a local paper.

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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