3D Buildings for a Part of London in Google Earth

For some time now the guys at DigitalUrban – a blog by the folks at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) of the University College London – have been talking about a large collection of 3D buildings they have ready for Google Earth. However, they are trying to arrange a licensing arrangement with Google before they release it. I hope they work out the licensing soon, because I’ve been impressed by DigitalUrban’s teasers.


Eastern London 3D buildings in Google Earth

In the meantime, I noticed someone at the Google Earth Community has been posting some basic 3D buildings for east London . Posted by ‘barnabu’ (who also did Google Saturn, and Kings College Chapel), he says he purposely kept the building models low in complexity. This simplicity makes for a fast download and good performance once the 3D buildings are loaded. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the CASA folks have done though.

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.



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