Best of 3D Warehouse – Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon for 3D WarehouseGoogle’s 3D Warehouse is a repository for all kinds of 3D models created for use with Google SketchUp (the popular 3D modeling tool). The 3D Warehouse is also home to models which can be placed in Google Earth. Many of you know that Google has a layer under the 3D Buildings layer called the Best of 3D Warehouse. Google has just added a new “Blue Ribbon” marker to entries in the 3D Warehouse which are part of the “Best of 3D Warehouse” layer. Here’s an example of the famous Big Ben clock tower in London. Enter “Westminster, London” in the GE “Fly To” search, and turn on the “3D Buildings->Best of 3D Warehouse” layer. And here are tips for qualifying for the layer.

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.

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