New cities and expanded coverage in Building Maker

Hot on the heels of the new 3D buildings feature for Android, Google has now made it easier to add 3D buildings to Google Earth with the expansion of a few cities in their excellent Building Maker tool.
In particular, the coverage area for Fresno, Lake Tahoe, Austin, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego and St. Louis have all been expanded to allow you to model more of the sub-urban areas around the cities. For example, look at the map of Phoenix below; the blue outline shows the previous coverage, while the white outline shows the new coverage — a major increase!


To try it for yourself, simply head over to the Building Maker site and give it a shot. For more about this update, check out the full post 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. Jonahrf says:

    If you look just under 400 miles south of Santa Maria island in the North Atlantic, You will find Atlantis

  2. Building Maker + Android

  3. Falko P. says:

    New Imagery is out!
    various areas in germany again 🙂

  4. atomic says:

    What is going on with Liechtenstein? The whole country now only has lowres and no historical imagery anymore?
    Hasn’t always been like this has it?

  5. I am going to asssume this is like the Sim City Urban Renwel Kit where you can make your own buildings and place them where you want/how you want.

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