Google Earth Model and Map Overlay

By September 24, 2005 No Comments

A rapid model of 30 St Mary Axe in London with Google Maps overlayed in Google Earth. The air photography of London is low resolution at the current moment, thus the need to overlay the streets with imagery from Google Maps. The map placement is approx 5 metres out but it illustrates a good proof of concept. Google Earth is also rendering the edge profile the building, this should be sorted in a few days.

Thanks go to the overlay creator at Google Map Overlays

You can download the kmz file to fly into the model in Google Earth here (56k)


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.