Google Viewer

Google Reader just enabled viewing of embedded videos directly in the aggregator. That’s way cool! But it leads me to a feature request that I’ve been meaning to make for a while…

Could the magicians (and I mean that with the utmost respect) at Google Labs please enable viewing of embedded QTVR panoramas? And not just in Google Reader (though that’d be a great start), but where I’d really like this is in Google Earth (in the HTML renderer for Placemark Description bubbles).



Climbing Cedar Mesa, near Mexican Hat, Utah, June 12, 2005

To give you an idea what I’ve got in mind, embedded above is a QTVR panorama I shot halfway up Cedar Mesa in southeastern Utah back in the summer of 2005. I’d love for that to be viewable in my RSS aggregator (Google Reader). Also, here’s a placemarkGoogle Earth Placemark in Google Earth with the QTVR embedded in the description bubble. Embedding QTVR panoramas works in Google Maps, so why can’t it work in Google Earth?

Update: At Dave Morris’ suggestion I’ve updated the placemark to include a Collada panorama bubble. If you’ve downloaded it previously, you’ll need to redownload it to see the new feature.