Google Rolling out 3D at an Extraordinary Rate

Bridge in Podgorica Montenegro

As we mentioned in our month-end post, over the last couple of months, Google has stepped up the rate at which they are releasing 3D imagery. Most notably in the last week Google has added areas in … [Read more...]

The flag on Devil’s Peak

FlagonDevilsPeak

While looking around Cape Town, South Africa in Google Earth recently, we noticed a 3D model of a large South African flag on Devil's Peak. It is the old type of 3D model from the Sketchup 3D … [Read more...]

3D Fireworks in Google Earth

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By the time you read this, it will already be 2015 in the Line Islands of Kiribati, as it is the first location on Earth to celebrate the new year. It is an interesting fact about the peculiarities of … [Read more...]

Santa’s village on Google Earth

Santa's village

We have in the past shared our holiday greeting card in the form of a KML file you can download and view in Google Earth. This year, for Christmas, we have taken inspiration from our Halloween … [Read more...]

New 3D causing Street View crash in New York and San Francisco

Bridge Construction

Last week Google released new improved 3D for New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, which they announced on Google+. We had a look at the New York update and GEB reader Piotrek noted that when … [Read more...]

Freefalling music video – ode to Google Earth

MidnightJuggernauts-Freefalling

From October last year, Google stopped accepting user created 3D models into Google Earth. Instead, they have been rolling out automatically generated 3D imagery. Both the 3D 'Earth View' in Google … [Read more...]

Halloween Earth

Halloween

With Halloween on Friday, this is a good time to get your pumpkin decorations finished. If you are having trouble covering your house with pumpkins, then why not cover the whole earth with one … [Read more...]

Google Solar System

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We have in the past shown you how to turn Google Earth into various other planets including Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Several of the models come from the Barnabu blog by James Stafford, who also … [Read more...]

More analysis of 3D Imagery

GhostlyPlanes

When Google first announced the automatically generated 3D imagery, they said it was generated via stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery. In our recent post about 3D imagery featuring cruise ships, … [Read more...]

3D Updates in Google Earth

RichardWith

A few weeks ago we created a KML of all the known areas covered by the automatically generated 3D mesh that Google is rolling out in Google Earth, and followed that up with some fun with the stats of … [Read more...]