Google gets altitude wrong and drowns a city

DrownedCity

Thank you to GEB reader 'jonahtornado' for letting us know that Google appears to have got the altitude wrong in the 3D for the Italian city of Crotone. If looked at in Google Earth with the 'Water … [Read more...]

3D cities layer: another look

BuenosAires

Last month in celebration of the ten year anniversary of Google Earth, Google added some new layers under the heading 'Voyager'. We already had a look at the new '3D cities' layer last week. However, … [Read more...]

Problems with water in Google Earth 3D

MultipleImages

As Google continues rolling out 3D imagery one outstanding problem that they don't seem to have been able to resolve is what to do about water. The cause of the problem is quite simple - water usually … [Read more...]

Indian cities may soon start to go 3D

MumbaiIndia

A recent story in the news is that the Government of India is currently in discussions with Google over allowing Google to capture and publish 3D imagery of Indian cities. As we have often noted, 3D … [Read more...]

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...]

View distance of 3D in Google Earth

NewYork

When you place a 3D model in Google Google Earth you can use KML to decide how close the viewer has to be in order for it to be visible. For technical details on how this works and how to implement it … [Read more...]

More fun with KML areas

Santos Brazil

Last year, soon after we created our map of 3D areas, we had fun using the KML to show you the areas covered by country and US state. Now that we have released a timeline version of our KML file it is … [Read more...]

Google updating 3D areas

3DComparison

In December last year, Google updated the 3D imagery in New York and San Francisco with newer, better quality imagery. Since then Google has updated a number of other cities. Thank you to GEB reader … [Read more...]

3D Imagery timeline

colourcodedbydateEurope

Earlier this week we had a look at how long it takes Google to process and release 3D imagery. For a few locations, we looked at the dates the imagery was captured as well as the dates that it was … [Read more...]

Processing 3D imagery

Westminster Abbey

Since September last year we have been keeping track of 3D imagery released by Google, with the help of our readers who spot the imagery and then let us know in the comments of this post. A big thank … [Read more...]