Obama Inauguration in 3D in Google Earth

A Googler has created a 3D model for Google Earth which shows a mock-up of the inauguration stage and adds flags to the US Capitol building. Not only that, but if you zoom in close you can see Obama taking the oath in the center of the stage. To see the 3D version yourself, just click here (7 Mbytes) to load the 3D models in Google Earth. Turn on the 3D Buildings layer to see the other prominent Washington DC buildings and get a real sense of what the experience will be like. Here’s a screenshot from Google Earth:
Obama Inauguration in 3D in Google Earth
See also: New Imagery for Washington DC – with other Google Maps/Earth inauguration maps
via Google Lat-Long Blog

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 this is great. I am watching this last night… I can say that it is something historical.. Kudos to those who made it..:)

  2. Did ya see, what strange tools people try to sale through this presidency …

  3. cooooooooooool

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