SketchUp plus GoogleEarth for modeling of buildings from Olynthus, Pompeii, the Acropolis…

April 28th, 2006 by Ross Scaife

Idea for a new collaborative project: we need to be able to zoom in with GoogleEarth to various archaeological sites and see a collection of 3D study models sitting in place there.

Here’s a short video showing Google SketchUp, the 3D Warehouse and Google Earth in action.
From the WaPo:

SketchUp is linked with Google Earth, the satellite mapping tool that allows a user to surf and zoom into locations around the globe. Using the two tools in tandem, a user can, for example, create a rendition of major landmarks such as the leaning tower of Pisa and share that image with anyone who might be interested in checking out models other users have created for that location.

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