There are some excellent 3D models of various locations in London being shared at a blog called Digitally Distributed Environments. The blog’s main author is a Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith, and his web site is definitely worth viewing if you like seeing new ways of visualizing city environments. I’ve been reading his posts over the past few months, and for some reason had thought I had already written about his interesting blog. His focus is on 3D models of buildings, but he also publishes some nice panorama photography as well. You can compare the accuracy and scale of his 3D models to the aerial photos in Google Earth. Anyway, he’s recently posted several new 3D buildings for Google Earth. Here are links to several Google Earth files of 3D models he’s published (you might want to turn off models before you load a new one to save memory):
- Euston Tower London (700K) – screenshot
- BT Tower London (170K) – screenshot
- Centre Point London (170K) – screenshot
- University College London (94K) – screenshot
- London Eye – screenshot
Today Dr. Smith posted a stereo anaglyph (a photo you view with red/blue 3D glasses to see the 3D effect) of one of his 3D buildings.