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GE View: Google earth viewer for FSX and P3D

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Just made a test with my Prepar3D 3.4. Awesome little tool. With it you can appreciate a light work of your simulator and the lack of weather display on GoogleEarth.

 

 

Thank you very to Robbie McElrath !!

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@Propwash:

 

Any update on Earth Proxy? Is Robbie McElrath still able to work on it?

 

I have it working beautifully with FSX Steam Edition. I think it should be released for all to use and enjoy.

 

Now I can uninstall Firefox, which is the only browser that still works with GE View!

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Hello and good year to all
Since a few days and after an update of W10, GE view no longer works with FSX. If anyone has an idea. Thank you

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3 February 2017:

 

Robbie has completed work on the enhanced HttpX.dll module v.2.0 and EarthProxy.exe v.1.1.  I will release both in a few days upon completion of additional testing by a few Flight Sim veterans.

 

A little about HttpX and EarthProxy:

 

HttpX.dll:  This module provides full duplex read/write capability of Flight Simulator variables and events via http protocol.  It works with number and string values from A: (read), C: (read/write), E: (read), L: (read/write) and P:Variables (read) and K:Events (write)*.

 

Since browsers primarily use http, this enables the possibility to write web pages that communicate with Flight Sim.  Applications include web browser/tablet based JavaScript MFDs, GPS, etc.  HttpX.dll is not the only solution to Web-Flight Sim communication and I highly recommend checking out Marcin Lizer’s excellent WebSimConnect website.

 

EarthProxy.exe:  This application launches the desktop client version of Google Earth.  Google Earth users will recall that Google deprecated the GE NPAPI browser plug-in about a year ago owing to internet security concerns (although as stated above, it still seems to work using Firefox).  EarthProxy, on the other hand, does not use the browser plug-in, but instead works with the desktop client version of GE – your web browser need not be open.

 

GE View:  The original application of HttpX.dll v.1.0 was GE View (Google Earth View) which produces an additional view of the external world via Google Earth’s satellite imagery displayed in a separate browser window as you fly.  With the enhanced HttpX module, now 360 degree pan views controlled by a joystick POV (HAT) button are possible.  The screenshot below shows the Google Earth view on take-off whilst pushing the joystick HAT button to the right.  The 3D building elevation views at Frankfurt/Main (EDDF) are indeed impressive.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bzp20cxkeu7iWEdpUGc3Rzh4OE0

 

Regards,

 

Bob

 

* We are working to determine under which conditions, if any, implementation of M:Events make sense in HttpX.

 

Vincent:  Excellent video.  Thanks!

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