- Sections are now organized by topic, as opposed to level of difficulty
- Older topics such as balloons and events have been revisited and rewritten; important concepts are covered in more depth and some subtleties have been formally addressed. Some older, but very important, topics such as object containers now get their own full sections of the documentation.
Once you're done checking out the new Developer's Guide, click over to the Articles section of the documentation to read two new Earth API articles that shed some more light on the KML Document Object Model in the Earth API:
- DOM Part I: An Introduction to the Earth API Document Object Model This article provides an introduction to the W3C Document Object Model (DOM) specification and discusses the parallels between the Earth API's KML DOM access methods and web browsers' HTML DOM methods.
- DOM Part II: Using the GEarthExtensions Utility Library for Easy DOM Manipulation In this article, we'll learn about the GEarthExtensions utility library's method of simplifying DOM traversals and how we can easily perform common DOM search and manipulation operations on entire KML document trees using this method.
I hope you all enjoy reading through the new articles and Developer's Guide! If you find any bugs, feel free to file them in the Earth API issue tracker or post to the discussion group.