Your 3D buildings will now update their location automatically

As Google refines the accuracy of their maps, they sometimes have to shift the base imagery a little bit to have it line up properly. If a 3D model is on that imagery, it will suddenly be misaligned relative to the ground below it.

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In the past, you’ve had to go back in and fix those manually. For some users, this was a lot of work on a lot of buildings. Google has recognized this challenge, and is about ready to release a solution to handle it automatically.
The solution is quite complex below the surface, but very simple for us; your buildings will automatically realign if the imagery shifts! In the event that happens, Google will notify you in the 3D Warehouse with a note like this:
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Based on the comments to Google’s blog entry, this is a very welcome addition. Some users have a lot of buildings that are misaligned and this feature will be quite useful.
How about you? Will this feature be a big help to the work you’ve done?

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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Comments

  1. Woo!~~~~~this great solution for 3D models!~
    so many 3D buildings not on the correct position!!:)

  2. And for Google Map Maker?



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