Topic: Embedding a synth

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kitesurf (Over 1 year ago)
How can you embed a synth into a placemark in google earth?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Kitesurf, I'm not too familiar with Google Earth placemarks, but the HTML embed code for every synth can be obtained by clicking the 'Embed' text below the photosynth viewer. That can be pasted anywhere that HTML is allowed to be pasted.

Presumably you are looking for something like what is shown on this page:

I'll let you know if I find out more later.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Yeah, you can just paste the Photosynth HTML embed code directly into the 'Description' field of the placemark.

I like to customise the embed code by tweaking it to load without needing to be clicked and start playing automatically (simple true|false switches are in the embed code to change these) as well as setting the default width and height to 800 pixels wide by 450 pixels tall which shouldn't be too big for most screens but is a little bigger than the default and is also a 16:9 aspect ratio which I prefer.


What would be really cool is if someone wrote a little bit of code for Google Earth so that as you change your view or position inside of the Photosynth viewer, the Google Earth viewport changed to match it. The data is all exposed from Photosynth's side on all geo-aligned synths + the JavaScript API can be used with any synth to ask the viewer where the user is inside. Someone with some basic programming skills just needs to hook it up.
kitesurf (Over 1 year ago)
Cheers guys. Working on it based on your advice but it appears to work until you try and click on the synth in the placemark, it then shows a symbol in the middle of the synth looking like a piece of a jigsaw. I am obviously doing something wrong.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
You will need to have Silverlight installed on the computer you want to view the synth on, but if you can see them here on the site, you should be able to see them in Google Earth as well.

The jigsaw icon is just to show that the HTML code requires a browser plugin to load the contents of the iframe - namely the Photosynth viewer.
mspseducation (Over 1 year ago)
How can I embed my synth with the 2D view as default?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
mspseducation, you can link to a synth on in a way to begin in 2D mode, but the embed page does not yet support doing this when you embed a synth in an external website.

Here are some related discussions:
jdelcid (Over 1 year ago)
I do not want to discourage anybody but I just talked to microsoft people about embeding photosynth into google products....guess what, it is illegal so be careful how to use it.