Nice Collection of 3D Buildings for Google Earth

3D Christchurch, New Zealand in Google EarthThis morning someone posted at the Google Earth Community (GEC) that he has released a new blog showing a number of very nice 3D models of buildings and other structures all designed for viewing in Google Earth. The new blog is oddly called ZNO, and today contains models of some of the world’s tallest buildings (or proposed buildings), the Millau Viaduct in France, and a number of buildings from Christchurch, NZ. Jason Mill is the name of the author of the blog, and I suspect from the focus on Christchurch and the blog URL ( he is from New Zealand.
Here is a sample of the models to be found (you can visit his blog to see screenshots and links to all the models):

  1. Heritage in Cathedral Square – Christchurch, New Zealand
  2. Milau Viaduct – engineering marvel in France
  3. Christchurch Cathedral – Christchurch’s most famous landmark
  4. Christchurch, New Zealand – an aerial image overlay for Christchurch

Great work Jason! In honor of this nice collection of 3D models, I’ve added a new category at Google Earth Blog for “3D Models”.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. just a fantastic array of pictures

  2. very nice 3d effects
    cool pictures!!!!!
    i am empressed

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