Thursday, August 7, 2008

New Earth API resources: Complete API Reference, Sample Code, Release Notes, FAQ

This has been a busy week! We've released four new resources to help you with the Google Earth API.

  • We've updated the Google Earth API reference. While there haven't been substantive changes to the API, the new reference is much more complete, and, I must say, more attractively laid out.
  • We also released a Google Code project with sample code from the Google Earth API. So far, we have the driving simulation that Roman blogged about, Earthpad, a sample application running on top of Google App Engine, GWT Earth, which uses the Google Web Toolkit to produce an Earth API application, and Stereo, which allows you to view the Earth in stereoscopic 3D.

    We also released a number of samples which demonstrate small examples of code for the Earth API. Everything in the project is under Apache 2.0 license, so feel free to borrow it for your own.

  • We've created a new page to help you track changes for every release of the Earth API. On this page, you can find the latest bug fixes and API changes. We plan a new release about once a month, though there's no rigid time table.
  • We've created a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Earth API.
We're pretty excited, on the Geo APIs team. I hope you find these resources helpful. As always, if you have any questions, or want any help, check out the Earth API developer forum.