Campus Maps with 3D Buildings in Google Earth

Saint Francis University campus map in Google EarthAnother campus map has been developed as a Google Earth map showing the locations of administrative and student buildings (posted by ‘OneBoy’). Saint Francis University is a Catholic Liberal Arts University located on 600 acres in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Since the satellite photos in this area of GE are low resolution, the map provides an aerial photo showing more detail of the campus. Also provided are two sets of 3D models. If you are using GE 4, I suggest you open the Models folder and use the “High-Res” models which will actually run faster.
Bowdoin College, which first announced a GE map in April, has recently updated their campus map to add 3D buildings as well.
And finally, Laval University also has simple 3D buildings on their campus map .
I’m surprised more universities, especially high tech ones like MIT and Stanford, haven’t announced Google Earth campus maps as well.

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. PessiMister says:

    I’d like my university more if they did fun things like this once in a while rather than spending time redesigning the campus to make it more ugly.

  2. The model of St. Francis University was done by a grad assistant working at the University, Jon Miller. It’s not quite a finished piece of work yet, but it’s cool that you picked it up!

  3. There are some building of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (or ETH from its german name) available on the 3D Warehouse. The whole H

  4. We have just launched the 1st Australian interactive Google property map ( It is powered by the proprietary geocoding system. It is amazing that people spend 3.5 times more time browsing properties on the map than via the old search system

  5. The Saint Francis University map is now “official” and lives at:
    Check it out!

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