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1 Extending Google Earth By Frank Taylor Google Earth Blog (Gearthblog.com) By Frank Taylor Google Earth Blog (Gearthblog.com)

2 Purpose F Discuss how Google Earth can be used as more than just a geo browser (not just for looking at your house) F Demonstrate a variety of examples F Provide developer tips F Q&A F Make some Tours / Plugins F Discuss how Google Earth can be used as more than just a geo browser (not just for looking at your house) F Demonstrate a variety of examples F Provide developer tips F Q&A F Make some Tours / Plugins

3 Google Earth - a “Geo”spatial visualization platform F Google Earth is rich in 3D graphics, content, features, and extendability F GE is really a visualization platform FThe platform is widely distributed - provides a great opportunity for reaching audiences F Often very complex visualizations can be viewed - GE is user friendly F More than just Geo (Mars, Sky, and more) F Google Earth is rich in 3D graphics, content, features, and extendability F GE is really a visualization platform FThe platform is widely distributed - provides a great opportunity for reaching audiences F Often very complex visualizations can be viewed - GE is user friendly F More than just Geo (Mars, Sky, and more)

4 Google Earth Platform F Most people don’t realize the full extent of the GE capabilities F Combine the capabilities with the reach, and there is good reason to keep this platform in mind for many applications F Most people don’t realize the full extent of the GE capabilities F Combine the capabilities with the reach, and there is good reason to keep this platform in mind for many applications

5 Extendability of Google Earth F KML/Network Links, Time Animation, Historical Imagery, polygons, lines, 3D, etc. F Adding your own content: imagery, layers F COM API (before the plugin) F Off-line Use / Caching F GE Pro, Enterprise, SketchUp F Tours F Last, but not least: GE Plugin F KML/Network Links, Time Animation, Historical Imagery, polygons, lines, 3D, etc. F Adding your own content: imagery, layers F COM API (before the plugin) F Off-line Use / Caching F GE Pro, Enterprise, SketchUp F Tours F Last, but not least: GE Plugin

6 KML - Don’t overlook F KML is powerful itself - few people fully take advantage of what KML offers. F Examples: Network links, lines, polygons, 3D, time animation, regioning, PhotoOverlays, FadeExtent, time animation, ScreenOverlays, historical imagery, etc. F KML is powerful itself - few people fully take advantage of what KML offers. F Examples: Network links, lines, polygons, 3D, time animation, regioning, PhotoOverlays, FadeExtent, time animation, ScreenOverlays, historical imagery, etc.

7 Example KMLs F ScreenOverlays - F-16 cockpit by Gerardo PazF-16 cockpit F US Flights by James StaffordUS Flights F London Eye Shadow by James StaffordLondon Eye Shadow F EarthNC real-time chartplotting with GPSEarthNC real-time chartplotting F ScreenOverlays - F-16 cockpit by Gerardo PazF-16 cockpit F US Flights by James StaffordUS Flights F London Eye Shadow by James StaffordLondon Eye Shadow F EarthNC real-time chartplotting with GPSEarthNC real-time chartplotting

8 Google Earth Plugin/API F The API was announced a year ago F Major progress since last year, lots of interesting applications coming out F Again, great untapped potential F Resources at: F Examples… F The API was announced a year ago F Major progress since last year, lots of interesting applications coming out F Again, great untapped potential F Resources at: F Examples…

9 Example plugins F Show KML files (some limitations) F Allow people to create KML content through a browser: EarthSwoopEarthSwoop F Paraglider Sim by Dan HohmanParaglider Sim F Real-time satellite debris by James StaffordReal-time satellite F Ships Simulator by Paul van Dinther (video review)Ships Simulator video review F Show KML files (some limitations) F Allow people to create KML content through a browser: EarthSwoopEarthSwoop F Paraglider Sim by Dan HohmanParaglider Sim F Real-time satellite debris by James StaffordReal-time satellite F Ships Simulator by Paul van Dinther (video review)Ships Simulator video review

10 Tips on Tours F Tours are an amazing new capability - part of GE 5 and supported by the Plugin F Enables fantastic visualization capabilities, almost scripting - much untapped potential F Supports smooth movements, multiple streams of audio (music and narration) F You can synchronize audio with recorded tour F Need for GUI for editing tours (developers?) F Combined with plugin - big future F Tours are an amazing new capability - part of GE 5 and supported by the Plugin F Enables fantastic visualization capabilities, almost scripting - much untapped potential F Supports smooth movements, multiple streams of audio (music and narration) F You can synchronize audio with recorded tour F Need for GUI for editing tours (developers?) F Combined with plugin - big future

11 Example Tours F Jimmy Buffet Concert TourJimmy Buffet Concert Tour F Combining Tours and plugins F Ira Flatow Mars TourIra Flatow Mars Tour F Swiss Alps synchronized with YouTubeSwiss Alps synchronized with YouTube F Tahina 3D TourTahina 3D Tour F Jimmy Buffet Concert TourJimmy Buffet Concert Tour F Combining Tours and plugins F Ira Flatow Mars TourIra Flatow Mars Tour F Swiss Alps synchronized with YouTubeSwiss Alps synchronized with YouTube F Tahina 3D TourTahina 3D Tour

12 Extending GE into Revenue generation F Variety of consulting opportunities, content creation, software, and more F You can use the plugin to place ads around GE content now F Theoretically you can place ads in KML - Google is doing it now. F I expect to see more ad-based revenue F Variety of consulting opportunities, content creation, software, and more F You can use the plugin to place ads around GE content now F Theoretically you can place ads in KML - Google is doing it now. F I expect to see more ad-based revenue

13 Mix and mash F Future developments: F More combinations of sophisticated KML, Tours, advanced plugins, mashups with other GeoWeb tools in placemarks F Expect to see more visualizations of real-time information F More social networking apps tapping into GeoWeb visualization F Even more data visualizations with thematic styles F More simulations! F Future developments: F More combinations of sophisticated KML, Tours, advanced plugins, mashups with other GeoWeb tools in placemarks F Expect to see more visualizations of real-time information F More social networking apps tapping into GeoWeb visualization F Even more data visualizations with thematic styles F More simulations!

14 Resources for Learning F Google Earth Blog (gearthblog.com) F F F (community)http://bbs.keyhole.com F (forums)http://groups.google.com/group/kml-support F Google Outreach F Google I/O F Google Earth Blog (gearthblog.com) F F F (community)http://bbs.keyhole.com F (forums)http://groups.google.com/group/kml-support F Google Outreach F Google I/O

15 Q&A and more F Discussion F Tour and Plugin development F Discussion F Tour and Plugin development


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