next generation of Sky in Google Earth

Alberto Conti aconti at
Tue Jan 22 06:46:56 PST 2008

Roy, You could also easily create 100x100 pixels maps using the new  
GoogleSky API, I suppose.


On Jan 22, 2008, at 8:54 AM, Alasdair Allan wrote:

> Roy,
>> I am also interested in using Google/WWT imagery to mashup as part  
>> of a VO application (Vim). What I would like is a cutout (~100  
>> pixel) service that comes back fast with the color imagery for ~50  
>> positions. I already have a cutout service that uses original FITS  
>> and accurate re-projection, but it is slow. And the Google API  
>> simply brings up a map browser, and I don't think I can make ~50  
>> tiny map browsers all in bed together. What would be good is a  
>> service that simply returns a cutout or an image tile.
> You can do this directly, this is exactly what I did for (one of  
> the two) version of Google Sky on the iPod touch... see here,
> Al.

Dr Alberto Conti
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Space Telescope Science Institute
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