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Pure WebGL version?

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Pure WebGL version? Angros47 2/27/12 2:30 AM
I found the option to use Google Earth inside the browser very useful. Anyway, the browser plugin is not available under linux.

Is there any project to build a full version of Google Earth in WebGL? The plugin wouldn't be needed any more (actually, I don't like to have to install a plugin that will work on only one site... even if the site is Google; I'd rather to be able to navigate using just a standard browser).

I know that a pure WebGL version of a virtual globe is possible, because there is Nokia OVI Maps ( http://maps3d.svc.nokia.com/webgl/index.html ); it has even 3d models of buildings, in some cities. Google MapsGL is a first step... but it's much less advanced than GoogleEarth.

Is there any project to port Google Earth in WebGL?

Thanks
Re: Pure WebGL version? truongvanhieuseo 3/3/12 9:35 PM
I found the option to use Mazda 2 inside the browser very useful. Anyway, the browser plugin is not available under linux.

Is there any project to build a full version of mazda in WebGL? The plugin wouldn't be needed any more (actually, I don't like to have to install a plugin that will work on only one site... even if the site is Google; I'd rather to be able to navigate using just a standard browser).

I know that a pure nissan grand livina version of a virtual globe is possible, because there is nissan ( http://maps3d.svc.nokia.com/webgl/index.html ); it has even 3d models of buildings, in some cities.

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Thanks.
Re: Pure WebGL version? Aerilius 3/8/12 2:01 PM
Linking to random car brands is irrelevant and probably not helpful for Angros47's question.

 he asked about a solution without browser plugins but pure WebGL instead. It is not known if Google is working on a WebGL version of Google Earth because their development plans (of non-opensource projects) are generally not public.

You can find a real opensource project for a WebGL earth viewer in the browser here:
http://www.webglearth.com
However it is in early development and lacks contributers. If you like, you can join. A big problem is that they don't have yet access to height data and Google also doesn't allow to use their satellite imagery so they use Bing instead. Loading 3d models could be added in future.