March 04, 2008

Google wants your city in 3D via the Cities in 3D program

Imagine this... Google wants your city's buildings, landmarks and terrain (in 3D) on Google Earth. Just received this update from Megan at Google... Today Google is introducing the Cities in 3D Program, an effort to help local governments share their 3D data with the public by adding a model of their city to Google Earth. Available at, the Cities in 3D program provides local governments with information about the benefits of sharing 3D data and tools for uploading their data to Google Earth. See more on this from the announcemcnt on the Lat/Long Blog
If you have textured 3D models in Google SketchUp (skp) or Google Earth (kmz) format, you can upload them through the Google 3D Warehouse. Be sure you check out the growing list of available cities. There's dozens of them, mostly in the US and Canada. You can view models for many buildings done in Sketchup either online or via Google Earth. You can even download the models and read some history of the buildings... way cool! Hey Jason... no Nanaimo up there yet??

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