TwitterVision for Google 3D WareHouse – Home Page Changes

Google recently made some changes to the 3D Warehouse home page. For one thing, you can now see a list of available 3D Modeling Services – people/organizations who are available to help you create 3D Models. And, Google has also added a new Google Maps mashup called ModelVision that lets you see 3D models added to the 3D Warehouse in the same fashion as TwitterVision lets you see recent Tweets. You have a choice of Most recent, Show highest rated, and Show most popular. Every few seconds it changes to show you the location of another 3D Model.
Other changes to the home page are more subtle. The layout is increasingly looking more like Google Video’s home page. Although, a bit more visually appealing in my view. I think they should add a “heat map” (like this one) showing the current proliferation of 3D models of the world in the Warehouse right on the home page.

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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