Thursday, August 21, 2008

EarthBrowser web plugin satellite example

Good news! The US Space Command has just granted my request to redistribute satellite orbit data. Expect to see satellites coming to EarthBrowser soon.

Here's the first public example of the EarthBrowser plugin, it requires Flash 9. it shows the current position of the International Space Station. Use your mouse wheel if you have one, or click the globe and use arrow keys to zoom out and see the Hubble Space Telescope and the TOPEX/Poseidon satellites.



This is a simple example with no extra datasets or interface elements and limited zooming. I hope to have the Javascript API available sometime next month.

Imagine a zero-install, completely programmable virtual globe that understands KML on your website.

6 comments:

Bull said...

:) great news, well done.

Pat said...

Sweet Matt! When can we see this on EB? Soon I hope.

Pat

Brian said...

Matt, I'm imagining alright--especially if such a globe honors cascading Network Links and Regions.

Looks very promising.


Brian Timoney
Denver, CO

Fl├╝ge Kuba said...

Awesome, Matt. It´s great that they agreed to it. I am looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

How about including Flights around the world

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