A)Building blocks: 3D models with detailed facades
C)Building blocks 3D models detailed facades With tools like SketchUp and Building Maker, modelers around the world have been creating remarkably high-quality 3D buildings for Google Earth — just check out any of our Featured Modelers to see the impressive work they’ve been doing. We’ve also had local governments contributing models of their entire city – like Amherst, Massachusetts and Washington, DC – through our Cities in 3D program.
San Diego, CA
The buildings in these five California cities now have detailed facades. Meaning that you can see storefronts and architectural details like you would if you were walking down the street. We’ve constructed these models by using imagery from Street View, similar to the way that users can make photo-textured models in SketchUp 7.1.
Showing is always better than telling, especially for an interactive and vivid experience like this, so go explore the models in Google Earth.