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...]

Fun with KML areas

Tokyo2

Last week we released a KML showing the cities covered by the new type of 3D that Google has been producing. We thought it would be interesting to see how much area has been covered. Tokyo, Japan, … [Read more...]

Google Earth automatically generated 3D areas

3D Mesh locations

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 … [Read more...]

London goes 3D

london6

Google has finally added 3D imagery to London, and it appears they've done a great job with it. As with other recent cities, it appears that their techniques for creating this imagery continue to … [Read more...]