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Google Earth API Way Prettier Than New York Times API

Last week, we told you about the New York Times‘ soon-to-be released API. Google, because it has to be the best at everything, is offering an API for its Google Earth platform. According to the Web site, once the code is embedded, you can “draw markers and lines, drape images over the terrain, add 3D models, or load KML files, allowing you to build sophisticated 3D map applications.” Exciting. There’s also a sweet video.

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Children's Picture Book WritingStarting September 15, this part lecture, part workshop course will take you through the process of outlining, writing, editing, and submitting a children's picture book. Taught by a published children's book author, Dashka Slater will teach you how to write in pictures, hook readers and editors with your story, apply the nuts and bolts of marketing, and more. Register now!