The Google Earth API is going away and many developers are moving to Cesium. Cesium is built on modern plugin-free tech, and is cross-platform, cross-browser, open-source, and actively developed by a large community.
Here you'll find technical resources for moving from Google Earth to Cesium.
Build on what you already know. Here are two tutorials specifically targeted at helping you make the switch from Google Earth to Cesium:
The benefits of Cesium and how to build Hello World.
Major coding concepts in Cesium and how they differ from GE.
Cesium supports direct rendering of terrain and imagery hosted by Google Earth Enterprise servers. We are interested in community feedback for other features, such as vector data.
To deliver what we see as the future of 3D geospatial, we are continuing to develop 3D Tiles, which handle traditional GEE use cases of terrain, imagery, and vector data as well as 3D buildings, massive models, point clouds, and more. The below blog posts summarize our personal experiences with Google Earth Enterprise integration.
Hear firsthand from developers who moved from GE to Cesium.
Introduction to Cesium in the face of Google Earth deprecation.
Check out these highlighted apps that moved from GE to Cesium.
An interactive representation of groundwater levels over time from wells across Texas during a drought.
A cloud-based platform for skydivers to manage their logbooks and to visualize jumps recorded by freefall loggers and GPS devices.
Shows how much precipitation recently fell, worldwide, according to a constellation of satellites.
Generates collection plans for imaging satellites using spacecraft modeling and advanced scheduling algorithms.
Geothermal heat index curves from bottom hole temperature (BTH) well logs - an interactive representation below the Texas surface.
Desalination trends over time in an interactive 4D and 5D geospatial representation.
Global subsurface visualization of earthquakes spanning 100 years using depth-layered cueing.
Follow the Air Force and NOAA hurricane hunters in near real-time as they travel into tropical storms and hurricanes.
Cloud-based platform to upload, share, and compare GPS tracks of wingsuit performance flights and for judging wingsuit performance competitions.
Real-time flight tracking service with information about thousands of aircraft worldwide.
Categorized stories of Queensland's economy displayed on an interactive spatial platform.
A near real-time (NRT) interactive portal for visualization, exploration, and analyses of RapidScat observations.
A free, online flight simulator for easy access to a global, photorealistic flying experience.
Earth Clock is a digital clock assembled from views of Earth from above that resemble numbers.
Interactive 3D visualization and exploration of large semantic 3D city models from CityGML.
A web app for pilots, to perform a debrief: after landing, pilots use CloudAhoy to review and analyze, relive and replay, and share their flight - for flight training and for fun
An archive of the Hiroshima atomic bomb and its effects on the surrounding community.
An educational and scientific endeavor where Cesium is used to show different views from the International Space Station.
A 3D map for exploring all the climbs of the Alps and cycling races like Tour de France.
To stay up-to-date, follow @CesiumJS. If you have a question about porting your app from GE to Cesium, post it on the forum and include something like "(moving from Google Earth to Cesium)" in the subject line. In general, let us know what you need in terms of features and tutorials for a successful move to Cesium.