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12 de Abril 2007

More Roads, POI, 3D Buildings in Google Earth

Singapore roads, POIs, and buildings in Google EarthThere were some other significant changes made on Monday night which I failed to mention. Some of my readers pointed these out to me in E-mail or comments. Here are some interesting highlights:

  • Detailed Roads Layers for India and Singapore - Now you get major roads and streets with labels for the entire country for these two locations. These were already deployed in Google Maps, but are now available in Earth. The screenshot above is from Singapore.

  • Points of Interest for India, Singapore, and Brazil - Now you can turn on points of interest layers like Dining, Lodging, Parks and Recreation, and Shopping and get placemark icons for these types of businesses as you zoom in to major metropolitan areas.

  • Best of 3DWarehouse - This sub-layer to the 3D Buildings layer was updated adding hundreds of new buildings. There are well-known buildings added in cities all over the world, and lots of buildings added to Denver, New York, and other places. Please leave a comment if you find some unique buildings added worth highlighting.

Google made an announcement about the rest of the changes on Tuesday. But, I was doing some travel and caught a cold so I didn't pay close enough attention. Sorry for not reporting this earlier! Here's my updated summary of all the layer changes from Monday.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 12 de Abril 2007 a las 08:27 AM

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  • Comentarios

    Woohoo! At last India is getting some attention! Now, all we need is some hi-res pictures. :D

    Enviado por: Navneeth at 12 de Abril 2007 a las 09:04 AM

    Edmonton now has a fair number of buildings.

    Enviado por: Duncan Brinsmead at 12 de Abril 2007 a las 06:29 PM

    Amherst, MA also now has nice buildings... a small downtown, but the storefront textures are very high resolution. Very nice economy in the way the textures are applied.

    Enviado por: Duncan Brinsmead at 12 de Abril 2007 a las 07:02 PM

    berlin has more 3d buildings in the GE 3d layer... not many, but there were like 2 or 3 before where there are around 10 now....

    Enviado por: smokeonit at 12 de Abril 2007 a las 10:32 PM

    There are some conspicuous holes in the old gray buildings in Portland, OR, most notably the KOIN Center and the Wells Fargo building. If I turn on the 3d warehouse link though, there seem to some nice textured models for these and other buildings, as well as a couple new bridges. No new buildings in the 'best of' layer though.

    Enviado por: Deathcamel at 14 de Abril 2007 a las 10:47 PM

    I'm looking around New York with the Best-Of layer on, but I certainly don't see "lots of new buildings"... can anyone point out what was added to this layer for New York?

    Enviado por: J at 15 de Abril 2007 a las 01:40 AM

    J - regarding New York, it looks like I jumped to a false conclusion there. I had noticed Google had created a bunch of new models in the 3D Warehouse for New York a few weeks ago, and assumed they would show up in the "Best of" layer - based on past experience. See what they have done here:


    Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 15 de Abril 2007 a las 08:51 AM

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