Looking at the new 3D in New York City

BridgeJoin

Last week Google updated the 3D imagery for New York City and San Francisco. We had a brief look at New York and noted a problem with Street View crashing Google Earth. We also had a look at some … [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...]

New York gets 3D refresh

Statue of Liberty

We usually look at the World Trade Center on the the anniversary of 9/11 and over the years we have seen models of the old Trade Center towers from the Sketchup 2D Warehouse as well as models of the … [Read more...]

Censorship in 3D

Cephalonia International Airport

Back in September we had a look at censored imagery in Google Earth. With Google continuing to roll out 3D imagery it is inevitable that they will wish to cover areas that countries wish to keep … [Read more...]

Burning Man goes 3D

BlackRockCityTent

Over the last week or so, Google have pushed out a significant amount of new 3D imagery. If you don't have it already, be sure to grab our our map of areas covered so far. One of the most interesting … [Read more...]

New Imagery – November 25th, 2014 and 3D imagery map

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As we mentioned in our month end post last week, based on reports from GEB readers, we suspected that Google had released some new imagery since the November 19th update. This has now been confirmed, … [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...]

USGS 3D Elevation Program

Mount St. Helens

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a program called the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). From the USGS website: The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing … [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...]