Do you know the date when google launched that API: https://developers.google.com/earth/


The Google Earth API was released at the Google I/O on May 28, 2008. Here's an excerpt from the article announcing the release:

Today, I'm happy to announce the release of the new Google Earth Browser Plug-in, which brings the full power of Google Earth to the web, embeddable within your own web site. Driven by an extensive JavaScript API, you can control the camera; create lines, markers, and polygons; import 3D models from the web and overlay them anywhere on the planet. In fact, you can even overlay your content over different planets, stars, and galaxies by toggling Sky mode, letting you build 3D Google Sky mashups. You can also enable 3D buildings with a single line of JavaScript, attach JavaScript callbacks to mouse events, fetch KML data from the web, and more. Our goal is to open up the entire core of Google Earth to developers in the hopes that you'll build the next great geo-based 3D application, and change (yet again) how we view the world.

According to this announcement at the Google Blog, it was launched on June 29, 2005.

The world is your JavaScript-enabled oyster

June 29, 2005 Posted by Bret Taylor, Google Maps Product Manager

If you like Google Maps, but think you could do something better, now's your chance. Check out the Google Maps API, which lets web developers put Google Maps on their own sites, just like housingmaps.com and chicagocrime.org. You can also reach out to other API developers and the Google Maps team in the API discussion group. According to Wikipedia, it was launched on February 8, 2005.

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    I think that is the date that Google Maps was launched, not the google earth API. – Devdatta Tengshe Dec 2 '12 at 4:00
  • @DevdattaTengshe Finally fixed :) – R.K. Dec 6 '12 at 11:55

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