Rapid progress being made in rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D

Just over a month ago, we told you about the efforts being made to rebuild the city of L’Aquila, Italy in 3D in its post-earthquake state.
In that short period of time, great progress has already been made. As an example of that, Google has put out the image below that shows 3D models available before the Google workshops (on the left) vs. 3D models available now (on the right).


It’s quite a great improvement! To see L’Aquila for yourself in Google Earth, you can fly there using this KML file.
For more, check out this blog entry on 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. jonathan says:

    hmm not in subject but since when google map have 45 degree view in some location?

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