When I first saw the Google Earth Plugin I thought, “That’s cool, we have to showcase that on the 3D Warehouse!” So we changed our 3D Model Map to use it. But, my real goal was to use the plugin to show users their fully navigable geo-models on Earth, right in the web page. A little typing, a bit of paperwork, and ta-dah! It’s ready.
To see this in action, first find a geo-referenced model in the Google 3D Warehouse. Then, click on the Map tab and choose the Earth map type (this plugin is currently only available on Windows). You’ll see the model load and the view change to focus on the 3D model – all within the 3D Warehouse.
Posted by Mark Limber, 3D Warehouse Product Manager
:: Source: Google Sketch