« Heavy Weight Boxing Champions in Google Earth | Main | Geography Teachers and Google Earth »

3 de Enero 2006

Globe Glider - Integrated Maps within Google Earth

[UPDATE May 2007: Read about the new version of Globe Glider and see a video of it in action.]

Globe Glider Google Maps in Google EarthEvery once in a while, someone does something truly groundbreaking with Google Earth. Globe Glider is an awesome new application which integrates web mapping within Google Earth. The application is used within Google Earth as a network link. When you install the application, you must have IE 6 installed (sorry Mac users), and you must enable scripting for it to work. You also need the most recent version of GE. This is all explained in the simple three-step installation instructions at globeglider.net.

Globe Glider allows you to:

  • See an interactive Google Maps within GE, the map can be zoomed using the scroll-wheel on your mouse just like GE
  • Search for locations, click on links to nearby cities, or click on the map or GE for a new location
  • When you move to a new location, the map and GE re-align themselves
  • Globe Glider lets you get more information on a new location from several sources: Answers.com, GeoURL, a custom Guide, or Hotels
  • You can save Favorite locations
  • You can also create overlay maps for the current view using either Topo maps, or Google Maps

The author...

The author, called 'BernhardMuc', posted an announcement at the Google Earth Community, but I first heard about this at OgleEarth. This is the type of integration with Google Maps I expect we will be seeing in the future from Google themselves. In the meantime, make Globe Glider a part of My Places in your Google Earth.

[This story picked up and mentioned at GoogleMapsMania.]

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 3 de Enero 2006 a las 09:13 AM

  • Google Earth Blog © 2005, 2006, 2007 Copyright de Frank Taylor. Todos los Derechos Reservados.
  • Todas las imágenes de Google Earth capturadas de pantalla son Copyright de Google


  • Comentarios

    this sucks it is way to hard to use

    Enviado por: eric at 11 de Enero 2006 a las 11:26 AM

    Can you be more specific? What problem are you having? Did you turn on the preference to use the internal browser? It seems very easy to me and others...

    Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 11 de Enero 2006 a las 12:46 PM

    you guys are flippen awesme keep up the good work !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Enviado por: heather bliss at 11 de Enero 2006 a las 03:05 PM

    Actually, I just integrated GE with Google Maps directly inside a web page. *GE* directly inside a web page.

    It's a website for a circumnavigation and leaves markers in the map (w/rezoom and pan) from everyplace the embedded GE ActiveX control (requires seperate install and wraps the GE COM object) stops on the journey and draws polylines between them. They're also draggable.

    http://www.svtahlequah.com/TahlequahRoutes.html#TopView

    Just press the [Start Demo] button.


    :-)

    Enviado por: Ed Muesch at 6 de Febrero 2007 a las 03:43 PM

    Actually, I just integrated GE with Google Maps directly inside a web page. *GE* directly inside a web page.

    It's a website for a circumnavigation and leaves markers in the map (w/rezoom and pan) from everyplace the embedded GE ActiveX control (requires seperate install and wraps the GE COM object) stops on the journey and draws polylines between them. They're also draggable.

    http://www.svtahlequah.com/TahlequahRoutes.html#TopView

    Just press the [Start Demo] button.


    :-)

    Enviado por: Ed Muesch at 6 de Febrero 2007 a las 03:44 PM

    Envíe un Comentario:

    NOTA: Use español o Inglés. Los Comentarios son revisados previa publicación.




    Recordarme?