More on the Google Earth API
One should always remember to search the Web before blogging about a topic 😉 As it turns out, Google has in fact already released the Google Earth COM API. The API allows 3rd party applications to remote control GE’s camera view, open KML files, take screenshots, convert (tada!) screen coordinates to geographical coordinates and so on. Google has apparently used the same API for the Picasa geotagging feature.
My C++ development know-how is limited to a few ActiveX controls on Windows Mobile, so I haven’t yet figured out whether it is possible to listen for mouse events. But it might be as easy as registering your application for the appropriate window messages.
UPDATE: Well, it took some time. But finally Google has made my wish come true (more than a year after I wrote this post 😉 )
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