Two New 3D Cities in Google Earth: Dublin and Cardiff

Google has released two new cities in 3D for Google Earth: Cardiff, Wales and Dublin, Ireland. Google has been gradually adding more cities around the world with auto-generated 3D buildings covering a large percentage of the city. They do not replace user-generated models already present for these cities, but they do make the cities more complete when a city is added in this way. Google has still not revealed what process, or providers, they are using to produce these auto-generated models. But, it’s still a nice thing to see and really gives you a closer representation to reality when viewing in Google Earth. Here’s a video fly-through of the two new cities (I recommend clicking the “HD” button and selecting the full screen gadget to get the full video quality):

via Google Lat Long

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. Just to inform that São Paulo, Brazil, has also been almost fully added in 3d (but in gray non-textured). Considering the city has over 48 thousand buildings with over 12 floors, its worth checking out.

  2. steve white says:

    so who actually did it,

  3. this post isn’t what google earth looks like google earth is nothing its a pointless program to have, so people complained about how you have pictures so then why isn’t it in 3d so you can actually get real views of everything??

  4. seems they did it by processing stereo aerial photos
    from the copyright notice the to companies earth infoterra and bluesky via their joint project

  5. Coasterboi says:

    San Jose, California has been updated with auto-generated buildings too.

  6. It’s wonderful to seewhat the world looks like when you haven’t been to other countries. This is a great way to get others to see what the world looks like.

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