Google Earth Mashups Coming to the Mac

Andres Ferrate, December 10th, 2008

Google MapsAfter much anticipation from the Mac community (both users and developers), Google has released the Mac version of its Google Earth Browser Plugin. As with the Windows-only previous release, the plugin allows users to view Google Earth within their web browser. The plugin is supported on Safari 3.1+ and Firefox 3.0+ on Mac OS X 10.4+ (PowerPC and Intel).

This means that developers can now include the Google Earth API (our Google Earth API Profile) on their mashups with the added benefit of giving Mac users access to the same features as Windows users. To get started, download the plugin by visiting any site that uses the API, such as the Hello Google Earth! example (note that the download is 46MB). You can find additional documentation and code examples by visiting the Google Earth API Developer’s Guide web site.

In honor of this release the Google geo team has release a new mapping-based game called Puzzler. For developers, Google’s Mano Marks points-out an added bonus: “it’s open source, so you’re free to adopt the code.” It’s our Mashup of the Day today.

Google Earth Puzzler

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One Response to “Google Earth Mashups Coming to the Mac”

December 11th, 2008
at 12:06 pm
Comment by: Brandon

MapMyPage now features Google Earth view on Macs.

MapMyPage is the fastest, easiest way for bloggers and website owners to add Google Maps (and Google Earth!) to any website.

Just copy one line of JavaScript into a web page and MapMyPage will automatically add Google Maps to all the locations mentioned in the page.

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