Singapore Grand Prix Track in 3D

Singapore Grand Prix F1 Race in Google EarthThe Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 race begins tomorrow. The race goes right through the Marina Bay Circuit Park. If you’ve never been there, you can still get a very realistic feel for what the race will be like thanks to Google Earth! As mentioned last summer, the guys at Earth@Sg created a detailed 3D visualization of the race track as well as the surrounding buildings for Google Earth. There are also ways to tour the track built in. You have two ways to view the model:

  1. Singapore Grand Prix in Google Earth – This version loads in Google Earth and gives you instructions for setting up your viewing options in Google Earth so you can pretend you are an F1 race car flying down the race course. Select the “Route Animation” in the Places pane and the choose “Tools->Play Tour” menu option. There is also a time animation allowing 3D cars to move down the race track. You can adjust the speed of the car animations by clicking the little clock to the left of the time slider.

  2. Singapore Grand Prix with Google Earth Plugin – this works in your browser. Simply click the various locations pictured in the viewer to fly to each one.

Be patient, it may take a few moments to load all the 3D buildings and detailed textures. This is an excellent visualization that really gives you a feel for the event. You can also turn on the 3D Buildings layer to add a few more buildings to the area. Earth@sg did a great job with this visualization!
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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. Just a quick comment to a very fine plug-in/application.
    The F1 car animation is going the wrong way around the circuit, its fun though – but going against the traffic ;)

  2. The model needs a little correction. Replace the read car with a blue/yellow one. Ferrari did not finish in the top winners.

  3. i’m F1 maniac…i know all circuit F1 detail..n this singapore circuit layout is wrong..litle wrong but important for me.

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