New 3D Buildings Released; Keep up With Geo News on Twitter

According to the Google 3D Warehouse Twitter account (@3DWH), the weekly push of 3D buildings has just gone out. No word yet on what those updates are, but presumably they’ve added many more of the Building Maker models. In my case, the number buildings they’ve accepted has gone up from 5 to 18 in the past week, so they seem to be working very hard to post those. Have any of yours shown up yet?
If you find any new 3D cities, please let us know. [Update 29-Oct: There are apparently no new 3D cities, but enjoy all of the new buildings!]

Detroit Building

Also, Twitter has just started rolling out their new “lists” feature, and it can be a great way to keep up with all things Google Earth. Lists are a new way to follow groups of people, without necessarily having to “follow” them. Just pull up the page and see the latest tweets from the people in the list. Below are few Google Earth-related lists that might be worth checking out. They all have the same type of content, but vary in size; choose the list that’s appropriate for how much time you want to invest in reading all of the tweets.
(note: You’ll need to be logged into Twitter to see the lists.)
@davetroy/geo (following 13)
@mickmel/geo (following 23)
@brady/geo (following 91)
@jasonbirch/geo (following 193)
Any other great geo lists out there we should mention?
If lists aren’t your thing, you can always just follow this site (@gearthblog), Frank (@franktaylor), me (@mickmel) or Google’s official Google Earth account (@googleearth).

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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