Cheney Shooting in Google Earth

Cheney Shooting 3D Model in Google EarthSomeone at the Google Earth Community who calls himself ‘DickCheney’ took the time to create a rather graphic 3D model of Vice President Dick Cheney shooting his friend in a hunting accident which happened a little over a week ago. I’m not sure if you call this political commentary, or crime scene investigation. But, it’s interesting to see Google Earth used in this way.
You may have difficulty when you first load the GE file. I had to raise my eye level a few feet because the camera was so close that the models weren’t visible.
According to posts at the GEC, the poster of the model placed his model in the location given in the news as the site of the accident (although there have been hints in the media that the information is questionable). Digg it!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. Cheney Google Earthed

    This is pretty amazing/funny.
    Any idea how they did it?

  2. Wit or without you

    The first recorded use of Google Earth for satire: From this Google Earth Community post. (Via Google Earth Blog)…

  3. omg, lmao

  4. hilarious, very creative use! i wonder if there will be a “news” variant of the google earth program? it could be of use to help people understand headlines and truly where they’re happening. maybe a upgrade to the standard issue program, as a weekly update item?
    pass it on, maybe it’ll fly, though i doubt it.

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