Google Earth automatically generated 3D areas

Thanks to GEB reader ‘ehog’ for letting us know that Győr, Hungary got the new 3D mesh recently.

Google first announced their method of generating 3D via stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery in June 2012. As part of the announcement Google said that they expected this new technology to cover “communities of over 300 million people” by the end of the year. A year later, in July 2013, they were doing quite well and we counted around 150 cities with the new imagery. Progress continued, and in August 2013 Google announced that from October of that year they would no longer be pulling models from the Trimble 3D Warehouse as they wished to focus on more scalable methods.

This year we have covered the release of 3D imagery for Tokyo, and other Japanese cities, Christchurch, New Zealand, and London.

However, there has been no easy way to find the new automatically generated 3D areas that Google is adding to Google Earth. Google has not, as far as I am aware, ever released a KML with the locations as it often does for new satellite imagery.

Google has a list that can be found here. However, it is far from complete and even has some incorrect entries such as Forli, Italy which does not have the new imagery. It doesn’t even have some well known locations such as London, UK, which do have the new imagery.

The Wikipedia page for Google Earth also has a list of the new 3D areas, although it relies on helpful people noticing new areas and updating the list, and it, too, is not completely accurate. It does not, at the time of writing, include Győr, Hungary, and does not have all the entries from the Google list, such as Olbia, Italy, for example.

3D Mesh Map

So, we decided to create a KML file combining all the locations from the Wikipedia page, and the list from Google, and a couple of extras that aren’t in either list. And here it is!

We have included locations as given in the two lists, as well as the regions covered by 3D. We have made the KML a network link so that we can continually update it as we discover new areas.

Note that we have not included places that have the older type of automatically generated buildings that load as individual buildings. The newer method loads as a single mesh covering a whole area. Also note that the older type of 3D model does not display in ‘Earth Mode’ in the new Google Maps.

The best coverage is in California, and the worst is in Africa and Asia. Alaska is, I think, the only US state with no locations covered, but with its largest community, Anchorage, having an estimated 298,610 residents in 2012, maybe it didn’t quite make the cut.

If you know of any places not in the KML, please let us know in the comments below.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.


  1. Nothing happens when I click on the link for the KML file.

  2. José Gonçalves says:

    You should add Lisbon in Portugal

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Lisbon uses the older style which has individual models for each building. I have not included areas like that in my map.

  3. The suburbs of Ioannina city in Greece! Unfortunatelly not the city itself.

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Thank you, a new country!
      I have added it to the map, right click on the network link and select ‘refresh’ to see updates.

  4. Add Oshkosh, Appleton, and the rest of the “Fox Cities” in Wisconsin. Still no Milwaukee or Green Bay.

  5. Szombathely, Győr, In Hungary are missing.

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Thank you, I don’t know how I forgot Győr, after mentioning it in my post!
      I have added both to the map, right click on the network link and select ‘refresh’ to see updates.

  6. Hinesville, GA (USA :)

  7. …and Cuiabá, Brazil (staduim area only)

  8. I wonder why Google avoids capital cities and important tourist places like: Prague, Berlin, Milan, Venice, Barcelona, Vienna, Warsaw, Washington DC, Frankfurt (Main), Hamburg, Amsterdam, Milan, Monaco, Stockholm, Grand Canyon Village – but has time to fly and gather photos over small cities in Romania or Hungary (no offence :) and even there we don’t have 3D mesh of Budapest. In what order do they do it? Where is the logic?

    • Does local sponsorship i.e. money play a part, plus local feelings about intrusion into privacy such as Street View has found in Germany and Austria?

    • Maybe they need more time to process the imagery, beacuse f.ex. Budapest (and its agglomeration) is approximately 4-5 times bigger than any other cities in Hungary. But I really don’t know, why Google captured Sighişoara, in Romania, that city has only 30000 residents…

    • I would be nice if Google did a little explaining on the behind-the-scenes on their Lat Long Blog. I am totally perplexed about this.

  9. Timothy – a very helpful and welcome post. Good to see GEB moving into practical subjects like this. Have you edited Wikipedia including a link to your KML?

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      No I have not. You are welcome to do so, and anyone is welcome to update the Wikipedia list with information from our KML.

  10. Add Hinesville, GA United States

  11. How did you manage to find the actual boundaries of the 3D areas? That seems like a lot of work to delineate all of them unless there was already some dataset available. Regardless, I’m still glad it’s included.

  12. Here you have some places I miss in the KML:
    Spain: All the area between Sant Feliu de Guixols and Palamós (both included)
    France: La Rochelle and Clermont – Ferrand

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Thanks. I have added the Spanish area. The French locations are the older type of 3D buildings.

      • Hey Timothy!, you’re right about the french locations!, but believe me!, I’m 100% sure that they were the new 3D type some weeks ago, I’ve even delimite the area!, it’s quite weird… maybe they were only testing?

        Anyway, thanks for this nice klm!

  13. They added Evora, Caldas da Raihna, Obidos and Torres Vedras (Potugal)

  14. Nice work Timothy. Thanks for doing the poly outlines. I did a map of these for Australia, but it only needed 4 places outlined!

    Missing… Big Bear Lake, CA.

    Also, Santa Cruz, Yuba City and Truckee, CA are showing as white filled polygons.

    I don’t suppose you could do a layer, which just has the poly outlines and not the labels?
    Only because the compete with the normal Labels.
    Or may re-organise the layer into “Outlines” and “Labels” so we can easily check/uncheck one or the other? Just a suggestion.


    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Thank you.
      I have implemented your suggestion. It makes it a little harder to look at all the items for one country / state, but it certainly is nice to be able to see only the regions.
      I hope I didn’t loose any places in the process.

      • very nice!

        I assume the idea is to maintain this in sync with the current 3D Imagery layer in Earth.

        You may want to record a “last checked” or “added on” date in the Info section?

        Having time ranges with the layer would be cool so you could see how the 3D Imagery has grown over time. It’s probably too late for the community to do this now.

        May want to investigate sharing this thru Google Maps Engine

  15. This is a very helpful kml. Thanks.
    One question: Nuremberg is still not avialable…. I saw a few mouths ago, I found also in the GE buildings in 3d list at Wikipedia (still in the list), but its missing…. 2d again since 2 mounths. Do you know maybe why?

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      It has the older style of 3D buildings. I suspect someone just made a mistake when updating Wikipedia.

      • Nuremberg had auto-generated mesh back in July. The same was true for La Rochelle, Clermont-Ferrand and Nashville. Google seems to withdraw some areas after they’ve been added. Nashville has been withdrawn twice.

  16. Since we – “the googeearthblog community” :) now have the most accurate and out to date list of areas covered by 3D mesh (even better than Wikipedia) don’t let this post disappear (behind next articles). Since we want people to constantly report new 3d areas – let’s make it a front page link!!! (like HOME ABOUT CONTACTS etc…)

  17. City of “Sines, Portugal” the unique city for now having the new 3d in Portugal

  18. The Farmington-Novi area northwest of Detroit has auto-generated imagery, as does the Humble-Spring
    area north of Houston.

  19. Add Fort Worth, TX

  20. This is a very helpful KML, must have took pretty long to make it that detailed :)

  21. The poly outline is missing a chunk of 3d imagery on the peninsula just West of North Richmond (North Bay Area, SF).

  22. Like “bubollofo” said. We should not let this post disappear. Finally we have a complete list of all cities with the new 3D-imagery. I tried this for myself last month but with cooperation between many people we will have a “completed” list that can be updated as soon we see any new 3d-imagery :)
    Dont let this KML be lost!

  23. The Historical Imagery layer has not been updated in weeks. Ridiculous.

  24. Lincolnton, NC Has the 3D Mesh Imagery

  25. Oslo now has bigger coverage than before. PS. I have big blur over half of Oslo city center in my Google Earth (but not in Google Maps) – is just me? Its the only city with this problem. Any tips?

    • Unfortunately, it’s not just you. It appears to be be the Landsat base imagery showing through where there should be 3d imagery. The same phenomenon occurs in two small areas just west of Beaumont, California.

    • I have the blur problem in Oslo as well.

    • I presume I see what you see in Oslo. I haven’t seen anything quite like that elsewhere, but I do occasionally run across spots where the 3D imagery only begins to render, then stops before completing the job. One such area that I can point to is along the Western shores of Lake Lansing, in Michigan (where the amusement part used to be). It’s east and a little north of East Lansing. One tile just never gets beyond the initial rendering phase. It’s surrounded by normal 3D, and not at the edge of the automatically-generated area. The surface of the lake seems to also be treated as a depression.

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Thanks. I too am seeing the blurry patch, which can’t have been there when I did Oslo before, so it must have happened when they expanded the area.

  26. True, Oslo has a bigger covered area now:

    I tried to do the same job months ago, but it really is a great deal of work. Thank you Timothy.
    I used a white square to let the 3D data visually pop-up. I don’t know how you did and if it goes quickly than with my method.

  27. Timothy Whitehead says:

    I also found odd effects at 48° 8’52.61″N 122°13’53.62″W down the top left side of the Everett / Seattle area. When you are zoomed out, there is clearly 3D imagery, but as you zoom in, some of the 3D imagery disappears. I have not yet checked whether it is only on my computer.

  28. BTW because new 3d cities/areas are being added almost every day – if you want to follow – visit:

    These are Google Earth Wikipedia article list of LATEST edits – and 90% of them are NEW 3d cities being constantly spotted and updated by Wiki editors.

  29. Just in: Davis, California.

  30. Also Victorville, CA

  31. Livermore and Salinas CA

  32. More California: the Woodland Hills/Chatsworth/Simi Valley area northwest of Los Angeles.

  33. Expanded coverage north of New york City

  34. They added Milan, Piacenza, Pavia and Syracuse in Italy, and Auxerre, Montpellier, Carcassonne and Strasboug in France

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      I saw the update on the Wikipedia page, but none of those locations appear to be the new type of 3D mesh. Are you referring to the older type of automatically generated buildings, or did they add them temporarily and remove them again, or has the update not reached all users yet?

  35. And also Stavanger, Norway was added.

  36. Norrköping, Sweden was added!

  37. Växjö (Sweden) and Karlstad (Sweden)

  38. Also Auckland, New Zeeland

  39. This has been a big week: Dublin, Ajaccio (Corsica), Oklahoma City and Memphis (TN).

  40. Timothy Whitehead says:

    I will be adding Bordeaux, France, the first location I have actually found on my own!
    And Clermont-Ferrand, Albi, Roanne, Tarbes, Vannes, all in France.
    Antwerp, Belgium.

  41. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Also thanks to Wikipedia editor Uricm55 for Montauban, France.

  42. Stuttgart, Germany was added today!

  43. Esbjerg must have been also added today, I checked it yesterday and there has been no mesh.

  44. Bergen, Norway did it too today! :-)

  45. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Goiânia, Brazil. I dont know whether there are new imagery or not. Maybe we have missed it from another update.

  46. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Albacete, Spain

  47. Hi again, Timothy!, a new one, Santarem in Portugal.

  48. They added Ravena in Italy

  49. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
    Beauvais, France
    Saint-Quentin, France

  50. The northern part of Sardinia (Italy) has been updated, looks like a quite large area containing La Maddalena, Palau, Cannigione and others.

  51. San Francisco got new mesh and the area increased a bit, covering now also Bonita Cove and Rodeo Cove

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      Thanks. Is there any way to tell which bit got new mesh?

      • Dont know, I just realised its new in the northern parts of city centre (from Golden Gate Park towards north), quality seems to be improved. Southern parts still have the “old” mesh. I dont think there is a possibility to switch between old and new. Google doesnt seem to inform much about, unfortunately…

  52. And newly discovered: Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy)

  53. bubollofo says:

    haha…they didn’t even cover all Western-European capital cities – but they did San Francisco second time – google logic.

    • Someone in Mountain View is paying attention – Berlin has been added. I’m a bit surprised; I thought Warsaw and Stockholm would appear first, since there was oblique imagery for those cities in Google Maps last summer, and there wasn’t for Berlin. The coverage area for Berlin is good, too (unlike London).

  54. ChrisAjayi says:

    Visalia, Porterville, Selma. All in California

  55. Don’t know how you figure out new areas, but my “trick” is to be in a viewing distance of 30-50 km and then constantly turning on and off the 3d buildings layer while slowly moving with the space navigator (you also could move the globe and keep it constantely rolling while turning the layer on and off). As Google is using different ground imagery for the 3D mesh, you can easily see if there is one.

    • That’s a good trick.
      In addition to your trick, I use a kml file with a 120° super wide field of view. With it, you can see a lot more at a time.

      • That sounds interesting Sebastien, can you tell more about that kml?

        • Sebastien says:

          It’s very easy: record a tour via the camcorder icon in the upper bar. This tour doesn’t need to move or even last a second, just start and stop it. Save it to the GE side bar normaly. Save the tour by right-clicking it to your desktop as a KML file (not KMZ), then open the kml file with Notepad. Just replace in this line below the 59 value by 119 (keep the .999999999999) and save.

          For tasks where a wide view is usefull like in this thread, I use 119°.
          For everyday navigation, I found 89 to be pleasant. Everything above can mess with your brain :)

        • Sebastien says:

          Sorry, the line is this one:

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      What I do is draw a polygon over the whole continent with a yellow fill and 50% opacity. Then when you are over a 3D area and low enough altitude, it shows through the polygon very clearly. However I need to be at an eye altitude of under 10km so your method may allow faster coverage.

  56. Berlin and parts of Potsdam (Germany) have been added today :-)

  57. As I could see from Wikipedia I also confirm Freiburg (Germany)

  58. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Osaka (Japan) has the new 3D-imagery. I am not sure whether it was added now or weeks ago.

  59. Nuremburg (Germany) returned in 3D

  60. And new areas between Orlando and Loughman (Florida), including the Disney World resort.

  61. bubollofo says:

    Le Mans

  62. The newly added northern parts of San Francisco have been why-so-ever removed.
    The same happended to Nuremberg (Germany) some weeks ago, before it reappeared this week.

  63. New (according to Wikipedia): Brumunddal (Norway) and Arezzo (Italy)

  64. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Gjøvik and Raufoss in Norway added.

  65. Also Allegan (Michigan, US)

  66. ChrisAjayi says:

    Canyon Lake Texas and Tullahoma Tennessee

  67. ChrisAjayi says:

    Also San Clemente California

  68. ChrisAjayi says:

    Eudora, Kansas, Centennial, Colorado and Walnut Creek, California

  69. Nilsiä (Finland)

  70. ChrisAjayi says:

    Springfield, Illinois

  71. San Fernando Valley (north of LA). The area includes Burbank, San Fernando and Van Nuys.

  72. Pasadena (California)

  73. And Sherman (Texas)

  74. Gilroy (CA)

  75. Hey, my fellow 3d-mesh obsessed. Does the KML file with the mesh covered areas automatically update itself whenever the author changes/adds something or how does that work?

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      I didn’t set any automatic refreshing in the KML so I think you have to right click and select ‘refresh’ to get the latest.

      • Right click on what exactly? Sorry, I don’t really know much about all that stuff.

        • Timothy Whitehead says:

          Right click on the line that says ‘Map of places with autogenerated 3D Imagery’ and then click ‘Refresh’ in the menu that appears.

  76. Got it. Thanks!

  77. Reims, France
    Source: Wikipedia (confirmed)

  78. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Linares (Spain)

  79. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Hamar (Norway)
    It looks like Google think this particular area in Norway is very important!

  80. And more in Norway: Ski and As

  81. ChrisAjayi says:

    Ottawa, Ontario/Aylmer, Quebec Canada

  82. ChrisAjayi says:

    Florence, Italy also

  83. ChrisAjayi says:

    Kristiansand, Norway. Terni, Brescia Italy

  84. Toluca, Mexico

  85. Pordenone, Italy

  86. Vittoria and Comiso, Italy

  87. Brescia, Italy

  88. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Helsingborg (Sweden)

  89. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Algeciras, Spain (half the city)

  90. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Thousand Oaks, CA
    White Center / Bryn Mawr-Skyway / Newcastle, WA
    Tucson, AZ (extended areas)

  91. Not sure if of anyone’s concern but there’s a part south of the center of Seville, Spain without the 3d mesh but with the older type of 3d-buildings.

  92. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    I see, strange! Maybe they are fixing that area,

  93. A large area north of Atlanta including Roswell is now modeled with the new mesh. As is Shizuoka, Japan.

  94. Hi, small tweak – the outline near Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy, clips through a coastline which now has 3D Imagery.

  95. New Philadelphia, Ohio

  96. ChrisAjayi says:

    Lewiston, New York, Queenston, Ontario and a large extension to the Buffalo Imagery.

  97. Dresden, Germany has the 3d mesh now

  98. And also Bergamo (Italy)

  99. Sylacauga, Alabama; Derby and Belfast (GB)

  100. Forli, Andria, Bari, Brindisi (all Itlay)

  101. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Utera and Aranjuez, Spain from Google’s map as mentioned in today’s post.

  102. Bamberg, Germany

  103. Hanover, Germany

  104. Hey, so I just now saw something kinda funny and interesting.

    You might already have found out yourself but you might not so I’m trying to explain it here.

    I don’t know if it only occurs to me but I don’t have the fastest internet connection and when I zoom in really quickly using the right click on my mouse it looks like the areas right next to where the 3d mesh outline ends are still starting to load more 3d buildings but almost instantly after, it disappears and it goes right back to normal satellite photos.

    Makes me think that those areas around the now available and published 3d mesh are also “available” but not published by Google yet. I saw that when checking out my house in Coswig, Germany, which is right next to Dresden, and misses being covered in 3d by only a kilometer or so…

    I don’t know if you got what I was trying to say, I lived in the U.S. for a year but my English still isn’t the best but if you did you should check it out.

    Just thought I’d share that here,



    • It looks like a VERY VERY blurry 3d mesh but then goes back to being a satellite photo.

      Just in case you weren’t getting it.

      Sorry for spamming so hard today

  105. Hamm, Germany

  106. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Here are all areas with new 3D-imagery (from Google’s map) that have been added:


    GERMANY: Hamm, Hildesheim, Bamberg, Hannover

    SWITZERLAND: Schaffhausen

    FRANCE: Narbonne

    Italy: Sanremo, Trento, Udine, Latina, Aosta, Bolzano, Crotone, Catanzaro
    Southern part of Province of Varese
    Northeastern part of Province of Milano
    Western part of Province of Como
    Southeasten Part of Province of Novara

    Norway: Tønsberg, Sandefjord, Larvik, Harstad

    Sweden: Borås

    Finland: Jyveskylä

    Spain: San Roque

    Romania: Sibiu


    California: Fairfield, Vacaville, El Sobrante, Pinole, Rodeo

    Arizona: Yuma & Fortuna Foothills

    Tennessee: Germantown

    Mexiko: Tijuana

  107. Alesund and Molde, Norway

  108. Area from Calvi to Losari (Corsica) France

  109. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Norway: Jorstadmoen, Lillehammer (Extended area)
    France: Artiguelouve, Pau (Extended area)

    Nevada: Black Rock City
    Arizona: Chino Valley, Prescott (Extended area)
    Texas: Southton, San Antonio (Extended area )
    Louisiana: Lafayette
    Alabama: Fort Mitchell, Columbus (Extended area)
    South Carolina: Lancaster
    Pennsylvania: Du Bois

  110. New York City got higher quality updates

  111. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Nashville (TN) and surrounding areas has appeared on Google’s map as several dots. However, they are not in 3D yet so you guys can keep an eye on that area!

  112. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Jönköping (Sweden) got 3D-imagery today!

  113. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    A huge area north of Milano (Italy)
    Genua (Italy)

  114. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Brno (Czech Republic)

  115. Torbay (UK)

  116. Jena, Germany

  117. Cottbus, Germany

  118. Chris Ajayi says:

    Mississauga, Vaughan, North York, Brampton and Etobicoke Ontario, Canada

  119. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Santa Barbara, CA + small expansions of various areas in California.

  120. Chris Ajayi says:

    Boise, Caldwell-Nampa in Idaho

  121. Trieste (Italy)

  122. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Tromsø (Norway)

  123. Already mentioned by someone, but still not in the kmz: Santa Barbara CA. BTW: Thank you Timothy, great work!

  124. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Bodø, Norway

  125. bubollofo says:

    Sion, Switzerland

  126. Please add this Bacolor, Central Luzon, Philippines

  127. Chris Ajayi says:

    Toronto, Canada. FINALLY!

  128. Erfurt, Germany

  129. and FINALLY Amsterdam, Netherlands

  130. Chris Ajayi says:

    Santa Fe, NM
    Chandler and Tempe, AZ

  131. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    West Covina and Pomona (Los Angeles area)

  132. Fréjus, France

  133. Luzern, Switzerland

  134. bubollofo says:

    also Chur, Switzerland

  135. bubollofo says:

    Cannes (France) area (from Frejus to Nice)

  136. bubollofo says:

    and from Frejus – west (along the sea) to Cavalaire-sur-Mer (including inter alia: Saint-Tropez, Port Cogolin, Sainte Maxime)

  137. Also: Blackpool, UK

  138. Antioch, CA

  139. Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

  140. ChrisAjayi says:

    Langley, BC Canada

  141. Huge area east of Vancouver, Canada including the cities of Maple Ridge, Langley and White Rock

  142. And the subburbs of Kerkira, Greece

  143. The entire city of Cuiabá in Brazil has been added

  144. Still missing that area near Kerkira, Greece on the KML file

  145. Strip between Predeal and Campina, Romania

  146. Chris Ajayi says:

    Barrie, Bradford, Innisfil, Keswick Ontario, Canada

  147. Würzburg, Germany

  148. Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

  149. Chris Ajayi says:

    Blackburn, Exeter, Colchester UK

  150. Chris Ajayi says:

    Vicenza, Italy

  151. Ourense, in Spain

  152. Lugano, Switzerland (Campione, Italy)

  153. Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK

  154. chrisajayi says:

    Nashua, NH
    Fall River and New Bedford, MA
    Winchester and Newport News, VA

  155. ChrisAjayi says:

    Dunn, NC
    Bountiful, UT

  156. Truckee, CA (USA) seems to have gone back to flat aerial imagery.

  157. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Beaufort, SC

  158. bubollofo says:

    Büsingen am Hochrhein, Germany

  159. The new “outlines” are not very efficient. In fact, it covers what I’m having the KML file for… I think it was better as it was before

    • Timothy Whitehead says:

      The old style outlines are still available. Just click on ‘Sorted by country’. I may switch that to being the default depending on feed back from readers.

      • That’s good to see both, though what is the point with filled area? It gives a sense of the current coverage, is that all?
        I think, newbies could get frustrated with your file if they don’t find the “sorted by countries” first.

  160. That’d be me. Can’t find that “sorted by countries”.

    And I share Sebastien’s opinion. I’m always up for something new. Maybe it’s better, though, to have the old stile as default.

  161. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Beja, Portugal. From GEB reader via email.

  162. New areas Europe that I found so far:

    Chemnitz, Germany
    Vienna, Austria (finally)

  163. I really like the new outlines! *thumbs up*

  164. Chris Ajayi says:

    Salem, OR

  165. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Oak Harbor, WA
    Cedar Park (Austin update), TX

  166. ChrisAjayi says:

    Brighton, England

  167. ChrisAjayi says:

    Surprise, AZ
    San Tan Valley (Phoenix Extension)

  168. Chris Ajayi says:

    Extensions to the imagery of Ottawa, Canada now encompassing Gatineau, Quebec

  169. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Google have updated their map with new locations:

  170. Extensions to Napoli reagion (Italy), including Pozzuoli and the islands of Ischia and Procida

  171. Nigel Coxon says:

    Annoyingly, the 3D layer for Huddersfield doesn’t cover my house – literally stops the other side of the road!

  172. Nigel Coxon says:
  173. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Here are all areas with new 3D-imagery (from Google’s map) that have been added:

    Greece: Mikonos
    Bulgaria: Yambol
    Denmark: Vejle
    Spain: Roquetas de Mar
    Italy: Pozzuoli (Naples), Ischia
    Japan: Sagamihara (Tokyo)
    Canada: Sainte-Catherine (Montreal)

  174. You might wonna fix that outline in Mikonos, Greece

    The area around the airport doesnt have the mesh, strangely so.

  175. The Hoover dam area connected to Boulder city just got 3d mesh.

  176. Chris Ajayi says:

    Updated Imagery and Expanded Coverage for:
    Boulder City now covers the Hoover Dam
    Reno, NV
    St. George, UT

  177. Just realized that the “new” 3d mesh in Vienna must be more than two years old. You can see the DC Tower Skyscraper barely under construction although it was finished October 2013! Crazy that it took them so long to release it.

  178. Also – and I don’t want to make something like a picky impression on you guys but – as a German I just wanted to say that in the coverage area of Mannheim in Germany there’s also a placemarker set for the cities of Speyer and Weinheim. However, I can promise you those cities are nothing but suburbs that were lucky receiving coverage, instead the cities of Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg are in fact well known German major cities that do deserve to have a placemarker. I know that Speyer and Weinheim are also mentioned in the Wikipedia article but just like I said, I don’t see why.

    The reason why I say this is because I love this KML file and I can’t imagine my Google Earth without it because I find Google’s 3d mesh awfully fascinating and I am always looking for a way to improve the file by posting on this page.

    And last but not least, I wanted to ask wether, when I see some incorrect outlines, if you want me to tell you like I did when I saw it in Mikonos, Greece. I saw a couple missplaced ones before and I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to seem like the grumpy offensive German stereo-type. lol

    have a good one

  179. Modena, Italy area has been expanded by a little

  180. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Bonsall & Fallbrook, CA

  181. ChrisAjayi says:

    Oxnard, CA
    Bellingham, WA
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Peru, IL
    Liverpool, England
    Portsmouth, England
    Londonderry, Northern Ireland
    Dundalk, Ireland

    And probably more!

  182. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Sweden: Örebro
    Norway: Hortens kommun, Haugesund, Sylling, Tranby
    Germany: Bayreuth
    Italy: Venedig

  183. ChrisAjayi says:

    Saint Gallen, Switzerland
    Dortmund, Germany

  184. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Brandon, FL

  185. Leira, Portugal

  186. Saarbrücken, Germany

  187. Venice, Italy

  188. Hilo, Hawaii
    Lahaina, Hawaii

  189. Sacramento international airport area is filled in with 3d mesh now.

  190. Chris Ajayi says:

    Expansion and updated imagery for Buffalo and Pittsburgh

  191. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Placerville, CA

  192. Additions and updated imagery to Colorado springs, Colorado

  193. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Expansion to Merced, CA

  194. The Surprise, AZ imagery is far more expansive now, covering from Buckeye to the Phoenix imagery

  195. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    According to Wikipedia: Cheltenham, Great Britain

  196. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Vitória, Vila Velha (Espírito Santo, Brazil)

  197. The Dublin 3D-imagery is gone

  198. Nashville is back in 3d!!!

  199. Gig harbour, Washington
    Kent, Washington

  200. SeaTac, Washington

  201. Cologne, Germany

  202. Hull, England

  203. Logroño (Spain), Brasov (Romania), Bologna (Italy), Albufeira, Portimão, Faro (all Portugal)

  204. Cambridge, UK and surrounding area now 3D.

  205. Chris Ajayi says:

    Expansion to the East of Sacramento
    Update to Corvallis, OR now covering Lebanon, OR

  206. Castres, France

  207. Atlantic beach, Florida

  208. Kongsberg, Norway

  209. Hi, Timothy please add Larissa,Greece.

  210. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Half Moon bay / Moss Beach / El Granada (San Francisco mesh)
    Eastern part of Mesa / Apashe Junction / Gold Canyon (Phoenix mesh)

    Unfortunately, I see many parts of 3D-imagery areas all around the world that have been removed. For example Great Neck, NY. I suspect that Google have updated those areas and hence those changes. If someone figure it out what is happening, please tell me!

  211. Bergisch Gladbach in the Cologne area has over 100,000 people living there. Definetely worth being added as placemarker.

    Also the Northern and Eastern part of the Adelaide area in Australia has been removed by quite a bit.

  212. Timberwood park, Texas

  213. Manchester, England

  214. Columbus, Ohio
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Allentown, Pennsylvania

  215. Waipahu, Hawaii

  216. Baltimore, Maryland

  217. Hagerstown, MD
    Updated and expanded imagery for Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  218. Lake Wales, Florida

  219. Plsen, Czech Republic
    Katowice, Poland (NEW COUNTRY)
    Trier, Germany
    Siegen, Germany
    Scafati, Italy (extending Naples area)
    Blois, France
    Iasi, Romania

  220. *Plzen, Czech Republic

  221. + Salerno, Itay

  222. + Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  223. Jackson says:

    Forest hill, Texas

  224. Jackson says:

    Baytown, Texas

  225. Jackson says:

    Cinco ranch, Texas
    Mission bend, Texas

  226. Jackson says:

    Arnold, Missouri

  227. Jackson says:

    Apex, North Carolina

  228. Jackson says:

    Minden, Louisiana

  229. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    St. Louis, MO

  230. Santos (Brazil)

  231. Heilbronn, Germany

  232. Hey Timothy,
    The KML file is not working for me anymore. Already re-downloaded it.
    The features simply don’t show up.

    The file icon has a red circle in front of it that is usually green, I think. But my internet connection is working.

    Do you know how I can fix this?

    Have a nice weekend!


  233. bubollofo says:

    The KML file not working for me too (today). Yesterday it was ok.

  234. Its not working for me too.

  235. ChrisAjayi says:

    Torrevieja, Spain

  236. Linz, Austria update and (extended area)

  237. Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Turin, Italy

  238. Timothy Whitehead says:

    Zagreb, Croatia – from a GEB reader via email

  239. Prague, Czech Republic

  240. Prage (Czech Republic) and Middlesbrough,(England)

  241. Ipswich (England)

  242. ChrisAjayi says:

    Niagara Falls, Welland, St. Catherines and Port Colborne ON
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  243. Pforzheim and Oldenburg, Germany

    Chicago, IL, has been removed

  244. ChrisAjayi says:

    Ontario and Fontana, Auburn Lincoln and Roseville, Vallejo, all in California
    Expansion to the St. Louis Imagery

  245. Benevento, Italy

  246. Update and expansion to Miami

  247. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Expansion to the Bay Lake and Loughman imagery, FL
    St. Cloud, FL

  248. ChrisAjayi says:

    Update and Expansion to Charlotte, NC

  249. Hey Timothy, you forgot to add Pforzheim, germany in your update. ;-)

  250. Hey Timothy, Yellowstone National Park, WY

  251. Timothy, thank you so much for your work.

  252. Houston,TX updated and extended area

  253. Laplace, Norco, Taft, Luling and Reserve Louisiana

  254. Jackson, Mississippi updated and extended area

  255. ChrisAjayi says:

    Murfreesboro and Smyrna, TN

  256. Wolfsburg, Germany

  257. Bedford, GB

  258. Lincoln, England

  259. ChrisAjayi says:

    Update and expansion to Hartford, CT
    Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
    Dentsville, SC
    Calhoun, GA
    Seguin, TX
    Hallsville, TX
    Iowa City, IA
    Sevierville, TN
    Douglas, AZ
    Rio Rico, AZ
    Show Low, AZ
    Moses Lake, WA
    Maple Valley, WA

  260. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    Sète, France

  261. Raleigh, North Carolina updated and extended area

  262. Vladimir says:

    *Cosenza, Italy
    has an extended urban area that goes till Marano (West) and Montalto Uffugo / Settimo (North)

    I wish you can add all

  263. bubollofo says:

    Cosenza, Italy is not in 3D

  264. Anton Rudolfsson says:

    According to Google’s map:
    El Ejido (Spain)
    Dornbirn, Bregenz (Austria)
    Nishi, Kako, Tarumi and other cities in the area (Japan)
    Discovery Bay (San Fransisco, California)
    Spanish Springs (Reno, Nevada)

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