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14 December 2007

Google Maps API - See the Sky, Moon and Mars

Google Maps API - have released Sky, Moon and Mars tiles in Version 2.95 of the API.

Google Maps API Mars Elevation Mode
Mars Elevation Tiles

This means you can now call up the tiles that Google Maps Moon/Mars and Google Earth Sky mode use.

Google Maps API Mars Mode
Mars there is an Infrared option too.

Google Maps API Sky Mode
It's dark out there!

Google Maps API Moon Mode
no cheese but good detail.

The original page
http://econym.googlepages.com/example_moon.htm

one bug found by Mike Williams [Google Maps API Guru]
http://econym.googlepages.com/bug_moon.htm
polylines disappears on switching modes
[this bug is already reported]

Mapperz version soon followed - as the curiosity got to them.

http://mapperz.googlepages.com/Google_SKY_MOON_MARS_Official_API.htm
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More info:
http://groups.google.com/group/Google-Maps-API/browse_thread/thread/9da5d9f4d8dae310#

Official Blog Post
http://googlemapsapi.blogspot.com/2007/12/maps-from-another-world.html
Official Examples
http://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/planetary/planetary_maptypes.html

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