Earth on Web: The road to cross browser

  • It has always been our intention to bring Earth to as many people as possible on as many browsers as possible. Parallel to our efforts in building the first iteration of Earth on web, Google and the Chrome team have been active participants in the W3C process for WebAssembly. WebAssembly is really the first W3C based open standard for running native code in the browser, and they recently standardized their support for threading. WebAssembly also has the advantage of being supported by the four major browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari). So since the April launch of Earth on web, the Earth team has been working to port Earth on web over to WebAssembly from Native Client.

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