Globetrotting with Google Earth's New Browser Plug-in - PC World

May 30, 2008 -- I've been playing with new browser-based Google Earth API (application programming interface) that was announced at the Google I/O conference and it seems pretty cool so far. The basic idea is that Google Earth (or data) can now be embedded into Web sites similar to how Google Maps are embedded except with Google Earth, you can add some more robust features.

The ability to run a light version of Google Earth in your IE or Firefox browser is pretty cool. But right now it's in the debut phase and no sites that I'm aware of are actually using the Google Earth API. You can download the plug-in here and play around with some cool examples of how the technology could be implemented here.


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