Earlier this month, I was so excited when I discovered that Google had released the huge update to show New York City in 3D – that I never reported on some other significant new additions to the 3D cities in Google Earth. There were some other notable additions made on or around December 17th to the Google Earth 3D Buildings layer. Some of the biggest additions were non-textured “gray” buildings. You can view the locations of the new 3D cities in this EarthSwoop collection, but you’ll need to follow the “View in Google Earth” links for those cities with “gray” buildings because that layer is only visible inside Google Earth.
New York City – nearly complete rendition of photo-realistic buildings. Thousands of buildings.
Portland, Oregon – One of the first cities with “gray” non-textured buildings in GE. Now with photo-realistic textured buildings.
Paris, France – Added by CyberCity 3D, gray non-textured buildings for Paris. These are detailed architectural models even if they don’t have textures. Hopefully photo textures will be coming soon.
LA Area Updates – CyberCity 3D also submitted “gray” buildings for a number of new beach cities in the Los Angeles area. Included are El Segundo and Long Beach.
Sacremento, California – New detailed non-textured “gray” buildings fill in some gaps where there already many detailed photo-textured buildings. Again by Cyber City 3D
Honolulu, Hawaii – Cyber City 3D added many “gray” non-textured buildings for Honolulu.
Santa Monica, Ca – Mixture of new photo-realistic and non-textured buildings.
Here’s the current list of other cities with substantial 3D buildings in Google Earth: The current list I have for other cities where Google has a substantial portion of the city modeled in photo-realistic 3D buildings: US: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Clearwater, Dallas, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Miami Beach, Minneapolis, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Sacremento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, St. Petersburg and Tampa. Also, Zurich, Munich and Hamburg in Europe, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, and Warsaw, Prague and Oslo