Google has pushed out an update to the 3D Buildings layer. A huge addition to this layer is the long-ago (see January information) promised collection of 3D buildings representing Hamburg, Germany. If you fly to Hamburg in Google Earth and turn on the 3D Buildings layer, it will begin loading the huge number of buildings available. Note, it will take minutes just to load a few blocks of data. And, if your graphics card is not new, or your computer is slow, you may not want to attempt this one. It could make GE run rather slow while viewing it (simply turn off the layer to speed things back up). If you do have a fast graphics card, Hamburg has a very nice collection of 3D models. It will be interesting to see how it compares to Berlin in GE, or the largest collection of 3D models previously posted of Dresden, Germany. I will try making a video sometime next week of the Hamburg data (if someone else doesn’t do it). The model of the city was built with participation of the city government. I will update this story when I get more details on the number of buildings included in the layer. via OgleEarth.