New Blog for 3D WareHouse Buildings

3D Buildings from 3D Warehouse in Google EarthGot an E-mail from Greg Rose, who does GIS at the City of San Jose, California. I met him at the Where 2.0 conference last month. Greg started up a blog earlier this month which highlights new 3D SketchUp building models as they are added to Google’s 3D Warehouse. The blog is called SketchUp Buildings. Each day he shows the models that were added. Click on the pictures to view the 3D Warehouse entry for a building and get the option to load it in SketchUp or Google Earth. Adding his blog to your RSS reader is a quick way to review what’s being added to the 3D Warehouse collection. There are a LOT of buildings being added in the world. The question is: are there more buildings being added in 3D Warehouse than new buildings in the real world?
I hate to suggest an idea to take away from Greg’s blog. But, Google should consider implementing GeoRSS for 3D buildings which have been connected to Google Earth. Then you could just take an RSS feed straight off 3D Warehouse. I guess Greg’s blog would still be useful since it keeps it to one feed per day and lets you rapidly review all the buildings added. But, the GeoRSS would enable you to see a map of all the new buildings added over a length of time. By the way, here is the 3D Building in the screenshot above which is part of the Univercidad de Chile – see it in Google Earth .

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. I think that google earth opened the doors to all the world

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