Over the past two weeks, I’ve had a series of reports of new 3D cities added in Google Earth. Not all the new cities have photo-realistic textures. Some of them are have the 3D architecture, but have plain gray surfaces. But, even so, its always impressive to see shape of a city take form in Google Earth. To see the cities, makes sure you turn on the 3D Buildings layer. You can choose whether to view just “Photorealistic” or “Gray buildings” (sub-layers).
In the photo-realistic side, we just recently saw Dublin and Cardiff added. Now, according to DigitalUrban, Birmingham, England has been released. And it looks really well done. Here’s a short video showing the new 3D city there:
In the gray-building category, I’ve heard rumors there are several new cities. Here’s a list of cities I’ve heard have been added. (If you know of other new cities, please report them as a comment to this post):
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Mexico City, Mexico
- São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
- Caracas, Venezuela
- Santiago, Chile