Google has just expanded the 3D building count in three cities, adding tens of thousands of buildings in the process. The three cities are Cologne (Germany), The Hague (Netherlands) and Berkeley (California, US). Here’s a shot of how Berkeley looks with all of the new 3D buildings:
While all three cities look great, the most interesting has to be The Hague. If you’ll remember, there was a large workshop back in February where 60 people got together to help build out the city in 3D. The workshop must have gone quite well, because the city looks great!
Congrats to all of the users that participated in modeling out that city. Also, thanks to anyone else whose building showed up today as part of the update — your hard work helps make Google Earth better for everyone!
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.
I mentioned that Cologne went 3d about 2 weeks ago but nobody seemed to care 😉 http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2011/06/new_building_maker_cities_in_argent.html#comments
Anyway nice update
Justin Tay says
I understand that 3D building modelling is available using Sketchup. How do I create a hi-res 3D model like New York & the other 3 cities?