Note that the feature is still under development, and will likely have some differences when it's released.
However, positioning the PolygonGeometry in the right place can be rather tedious. That's why we're providing a billboard utility to do most of the legwork for you. Simply provide it with the 3D coordinates of the two bottom corners, the height (or a point along the top), and the image to be used, and it will automatically generate a placemark like the one in the picture to the right.
For more advanced uses, the utility can also create curved surfaces. Check it out.
We hope you've been having fun with API 1.5 with its hot new features such as model placemarks, textured polygon placemarks and HTMLBoxes.
It's now even easier than ever to pick up these new features with the updates to the Developer Network:
Have fun reading these guides and playing with the samples. As always, don't hesitate to ask questions on the forum.
We are pleased to announce that your applications are now automatically fixed through an API update which rolled out earlier today. This fix does not require a new plugin.
Along with the fix, we've also added a minor feature to icon placemarks which allows you to make them "always on top", i.e. they will be visible even when they're behind a wall. This feature also does not require a new plugin.
Ian LohUpdate: This issue has now been fixed.