New Video Demos of Latest 3D Buildings for Google Earth

As mentioned a couple days ago, Las Vegas now has a collection of many 3D buildings representing some of the most prominent hotels and casinos on The Strip. I also discovered this weekend that Denver, Colorado – which was already the city with the most 3D textured buildings in Google Earth – now has nearly twice as many buildings added. Here are two YouTube videos demonstrating the new buildings in both these cities:

Las Vegas


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. Wow, nice 🙂 I hope more cities will have 3D textured buildings soon. Not just these two, although Vegas is an obvious choice for having textured buildings with all the hotels lining the Strip, lol.

  2. MinneapolisRay says:

    Hiya Frank. I’m just wondering, what is your control method? Oh You just said your using the 3d connexion thing… Is there a way to do a similar thing with a game controller?

  3. Hi MinneapolisRay,
    Yes, I used the SpaceNavigator in the videos. Yes, you can use other controllers (if they are recognized by Windows/Mac OSX as a controller). Read this blog entry for info:

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