More 3D buildings appear around the globe

It’s been yet another big day for 3D buildings in Google Earth. Google has pushed out a major update to Melbourne, Australia and Lyon, France, blanketing the cities with photorealistic 3D buildings. Below is a nice shot of Melbourne with the new buildings.

Melbourne Australia in 3D

In addition to that, CyberCity3D has added about 25,000 gray buildings along the California coastline in the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach as part of Google’s Cities in 3D Program. You can fly directly to those cities using this KMZ file. Be sure to turn on the both the 3D Buildings and the Terrain layers to view these buildings.
If you’re not familiar with the Cities in 3D program, which was introduced last fall, you can visit their site or watch the video below.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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