Berlin and Stuttgart are now in 3D

Google released quite a few 3D buildings yesterday. Not only did they publish my house (and presumably hundreds of other user-generated models), but they released two more full cities in 3D — Berlin and Stuttgart.


As with their other recent 3D cities, these are very impressive with many thousands of models in each city.
Here is a video overview of the new buildings:

For more about this release, you can check out the Google SketchUp Blog.

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.


  1. Good articles and man oh man are these 3d buildings getting better or what! Maybe someday interiors will be done!!!!
    Too be honest with you I dreally don’t know what your intentions with this blog are since I found it in the winter time.
    It actually is depressing and frustrating there is no central place to talk about Google maps/earth (or anythign related)
    where 100s of users can post on their findings/hacks.etc
    If we had the old fashioned bulletin boards peopel would be able to see what you type live.
    My words above would appear to you as I type them and you will see how many times I hit the backspace key to correct an error. *which is only a few*
    YOu seem to be posting despite not much of a converstation going on and all your polices allow anything BUT a decent conversation going on.
    It actually is sad there is no central place to talk about Google maps/earth whatever.

  2. Kyle — There are a few good places just to hang out and talk about Google Earth:
    I’m sure there are others, but those are a few good ones to start with.

  3. Thanks sir! 🙂 However I am still not sure what your intentios for this blog are because you seem to use tactics that limit conversations.
    I think a lot of people don’t post on here that would otherwise because they don’t want to wait for God knows how long for a post to appear just to ask each other questions.
    But this is your blog and perhaps you aren’t one to like long conversations.
    I am sorry for my long posts then.

  4. Kyle — When Frank left on his trip, the policy on the site was to only post pre-moderated comments. I get them posted as quickly as I can, but at times it can take a few hours.
    I’m considering switching it around (allow all comments and then go back and clean out the junk), but I’m still undecided. We get a lot of junk that I filter out, so it might not be worth doing. We’ll see…

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