January 15, 2006

Sketchup 3D design Google Earth plug-in

So much news, so much innovation... not sure how I missed this one but on the heels of Google Earth being released for the MAC OS (see http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html) the folks at Sketchup have developed a cool Google earth (gearth) plug-in - recall Sketchup is a CAD program used in 3D design. The skinny on the "Sketchup Google Earth plug-in" is as follows... you can use Google Earth to view 3D models in their real-world context. You're no longer limited to just viewing the world through satellite imagery; now you can build on the tapestry provided by Google Earth. The announcement was made official at MacWorld - See http://www.sketchup.com

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