Two New 3D Cities in Google Earth: Dublin and Cardiff

Google has released two new cities in 3D for Google Earth: Cardiff, Wales and Dublin, Ireland. Google has been gradually adding more cities around the world with auto-generated 3D buildings covering a large percentage of the city. They do not replace user-generated models already present for these cities, but they do make the cities more complete when a city is added in this way. Google has still not revealed what process, or providers, they are using to produce these auto-generated models. But, it’s still a nice thing to see and really gives you a closer representation to reality when viewing in Google Earth. Here’s a video fly-through of the two new cities (I recommend clicking the “HD” button and selecting the full screen gadget to get the full video quality):


via Google Lat Long
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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 to inform that São Paulo, Brazil, has also been almost fully added in 3d (but in gray non-textured). Considering the city has over 48 thousand buildings with over 12 floors, its worth checking out.

  2. steve white says:

    so who actually did it,

  3. this post isn’t what google earth looks like google earth is nothing its a pointless program to have, so people complained about how you have pictures so then why isn’t it in 3d so you can actually get real views of everything??

  4. seems they did it by processing stereo aerial photos
    from the copyright notice the to companies earth infoterra and bluesky via their joint project http://www.bluesky-world.com/geoperspectives/

  5. Coasterboi says:

    San Jose, California has been updated with auto-generated buildings too.

  6. It’s wonderful to seewhat the world looks like when you haven’t been to other countries. This is a great way to get others to see what the world looks like.

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