Needed: BETA Testers for Google Earth Plugin
Ok, so I was approched by a user requesting improvements on intergration between Goops and RR (Embeding, GPS handling etc). I was very inclined to do this work simply because of how nicely I was asked to do it.. So, I got in touch with Goop's author and he is a little tied up with family matters lately, so I made my own version of GPS integration for Google Earth. I may still add support for Goops features later if there's enough interest on doing so..
Anyway, before you go any further, here are the main things you need to know:
-This is more for a "WOW" effect than anything else
-This plugin ONLY works with the specific Google Earth version
-It is NOT recommend to run this on machines with less than 512Mb of RAM
-It is NOT recommend to run this on machines with less 1.2Ghz
-It is NOT recommend to run this on machines with less 32Mb of Video
-It is NOT required to have internet in the CarPC, but without it the only feature available will be to display the maps with GPS positioning.
-CPU load is considerably high while running this plugin, so detection of Gestures is highly affected. I'm still researching ways to prevent such issue -- at least outside the GE plugin screen. I'll probably work out a way to turn the GPS centering OFF while the map is not embedded on the current screen (This is what uses so much CPU).
I would like to have some feedback on how this works for different users since this was a hell of an API based interfaced WITHOUT any real SDK made available from Google.
Also, I have only made a "raw" sketch of what a skin may look like.. If any skinner is up to the task of making a nice skin for this, please be my guest. I would be specially grateful if someone made images for the Brushed skins. I would also be greteful if someone made a video of this feature working (since I don't currently have a camera myself) -- I must say I'm loving this plugin.
The latest version is attached to this post (for Google Earth versions 188.8.131.5257 to 184.108.40.20601 -- can't say if it will work on newer versions)
Here's a link to a google earth version that works: http://www.oldapps.com/google_earth....gle_earth=6682
PLEASE NOTICE GOOGLE IS MAKING INSTALLS OF GOOGLE EARTH WITH GOOGLE CHROME AND THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING AS GOOGLE EARTH - THE STAND ALONE APPLICATION. THESE GOOGLE CHROME VERSIONS DO NOT WORK WITH THIS PLUGIN
Simply unzip into RR\plugins\ or create a folder for it under plugins, then register it (regsvr32 rrearth.dll),
-Fixed google earth map not using entire area of screen depending on resolution in use
-Minor fix to ge_embed when not used in rrearth.skin (only useful if embedding google earth in multiple screens)
-Added GE_TRAFFIC command
-Added GE_SHOWFEATURE command
(See skin commands.txt for details)
You may also want to check out this RREarth skin for Carwings: http://www.mp3car.com/rr-skins/13687...e-add_ons.html
Google Earth in Road Runner
VERY Kewl Gino! Look out Street Deck :)
Just downloaded to test here on development PC, will see how that goes, and will test in the Car PC as the next stpe. WIll keep you posted along the way
Ok, sor far it's looking pretty good! I have still yet to get it to show my current position, via GPS, but I only started tinkering with it 10 minutes ago. I figgured a screen shot was at least in order :)
Here is a Video of RR-Google Earth:
(I appolagize for the poor quality, it was recorded with my QuickCam Orbit on a 26" LCD Monitor)
I uploaded another video done with a "Screen Recorder" but it's not much better as YouTube really compresses it, and makes it very pixilated.
Google Earth Download link
HERE is the link to Google Earth Beta 4 (The one on the right side of the screen)