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Monday, January 30, 2006

Create your own (google) earth


Its great to see so many people mucking around with Google Earth, as demonstrated by the number of posts on Ogle Earth, a blog specialing in coverage of these terraformers-hackers. From mapping london to sticking big red dragons into new york, it seems that google's KML markup language is pretty extensible, not just for adding waypoints but for importing full geometry. If still bored, have a look at OpenGL Extrator from Eyebeam, a bit of software that apparently lets you dump a whole bunch of geometry data from almost any opengl application, in a format that can be brought into Maya or your package of choice. Now UVs or texture dumping yet, but it seems to be a project thats very much in full swing.

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