Globe Glider web application for global browsing

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Globe Glider web application for global browsing BernhardMuc 1/1/06 9:08 AM
Globe Glider is a web application which enhances Google Earth for easier global browsing. Basically it provides information in a web window which is fully synchronized with your current Google Earth view.



Globe Glider is now available for beta testing and you can try out the following features:
- information on country, region, surrounding cities, local time and sunrise/sunset
- clickable Google Map
- topographic map overlays (where available)
- local information (Wikipedia articles, tourist guide, hotels)
- city search with suggestions

Please go to globeglider.net to get it.

I hope that Globe Glider is useful to you and I'm looking forward to your comments.

Happy New Year,
Bernhard
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Frank4 1/2/06 9:09 AM
Bernard, this is absolutely awesome work! I've been waiting for Google to create this type of integration with Google Local/Maps. Being able to see the map (or other cityname links) and move your Google Earth view directly is a very cool feature. I also like the integration with GeoURL. Keep it coming!

(Btw, I will be writing about your application in Google Earth Blog soon. )
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Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi tekgergedan 1/2/06 10:20 AM
Great. Everyone should know this.

PS: The preferences thing is not necessary. You can Ctrl-8.
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Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Frank4 1/3/06 10:16 AM
I posted a story on Globe Glider today at Google Earth Blog.

Globe Glider really has a lot of potential. So much so, that I expect Google will be implementing something like it themselves someday.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Waitzen 1/3/06 12:04 PM
This may be a great new program but its insistence on IE6 to work effectively will limit its widespread acceptance. It is just not Mac users who are excluded but also Firefox users.
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Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsing FuNkY_CaPrIcOrN 1/3/06 2:36 PM
The Website is not up and running.Will try later.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi BernhardMuc 1/3/06 3:16 PM
Being a Firefox user myself I would also have preferred a browser independent approach, but in the end it had to be IE for the following reasons:

- Active X support is required for smooth real-time interaction between Google Earth and the Globe Glider web view

- Globe Glider should use the web browser window integrated in Google Earth and this window is always handled by Internet Explorer

Anyway, IE is only running inside the Google Earth window and you are free to use Firefox for everything else.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Frank4 1/3/06 3:16 PM
Funky, try again. It seems to be working right now. And I haven't had reports from anyone else having problems. Lots of people have been reading the story today and trying it out.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Frank4 1/3/06 3:18 PM
Waitzen, I agree with you wholeheartedly (as an avid Firefox user myself).

I think Globe Glider is a really neat idea, but I expect Google will be implementing something like this on their own in the not too distant future. I would expect their implementation will definitely support Firefox as well as other browsers and OSes as well.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi BernhardMuc 1/3/06 3:21 PM
The globeglider.net website should be up and running right now - please PM me if you have problems with it.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsing FuNkY_CaPrIcOrN 1/3/06 3:57 PM
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

I tryed running a Speed Test to see if it is my Connection.....

Download Speed: 3737 kbps (467.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 359 kbps (44.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Browsing with Explorer 6.So I have no idea what the problem is.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi BernhardMuc 1/3/06 4:05 PM
Please try this alternative address: http://globeglider.com/site/index.html
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi FuNkY_CaPrIcOrN 1/3/06 4:13 PM
That works.Thanks.

Well it works to getting on the site.But the Application is not working.Maybe its just too busy right now.Will try later this week.
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Frank4 1/4/06 6:51 AM
GoogleMapsMania has written about Globe Glider now as well (from the Google Maps perspective).
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsing cybarber 1/7/06 11:02 AM
If you want to see several things you can do with the Google Earth API from a webpage you may check below post.

Google Earth API

On the demo page I am just tying out the different methods available of the KH.Interface and adding and modifying things as time goes by.

I am doing also animation of the Tilt , Range, Azimuth and position in the demo.

Demo Page: GEarth API and GMaps API in one page

You can also do XSLT transformation of a GPX file on the fly and have that sent throug the API to GE.

You can do a trace in Google Earth and have that show up in Google Maps at the same time.

Well a lot more is possible (funny is also the Screenshot feature in B&W).

Cybarber
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Beachbeat 1/8/06 10:51 AM
Really keen to see this but haven't been able to access the web site. What's happening?
Alternative address BernhardMuc 1/8/06 11:13 AM
If you have problems reaching globeglider.net you can try this address: http://globeglider.com/site/index.html

However you will need a working globeglider.net address later to access the web application. Please PM me if the problem continues, I would really like to solve it.

The Globe Glider server itself is running happily, I'm watching the logs scroll by right now.
Globe Glider Update BernhardMuc 1/22/06 9:16 AM
First of all, thanks to all of you who have already tried out Globe Glider and special thanks to those of you who have provided comments and feedback!

About 100.000 geotagged photos from Flickr.com have now been added to the database for your Globe Gliding pleasure.

All services are now availabe on the standard HTTP port 80, I hope this solves the access problems over firewalls that some people have reported.

Happy Gliding,
Bernhard
Re: Globe Glider Update barryhunter 1/22/06 1:48 PM
Flickr photos is really nice! Now if the locations of the photos could be shown as placemarks...

The only small grip I have is the Favorite Places list, there doesnt seem to be anyway to remove an item from this list. But not a major problem just let the session expire and start again
Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsing sugarsmax 5/2/07 9:42 AM
The update with Virtual Earth is truely awesome. This is going to revolutionize modeling in GE. Not that we couldn't manually orient VE before, but this makes it that much more accessible.

Great work!

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Re: Globe Glider web application for global browsi Frank4 5/2/07 5:28 PM
I agree the new Globe Glider is very cool! Read my review of the new Globe Glider and my YouTube video demo of Globe Glider being used in Google Earth.