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National Mapping Data with Google Earth

By September 26, 2005 6 Comments

The main area of the Virtual London model was developed in both ESRI’s ArcGlobe and Kinetix 3D Studio Max – largely by Steve Evans at CASA. We have now been able to export this data direct to Google Earth, allowing a rapid model of London to be visualised via the web with acceptable framerates.

There are issues with placement, most likely due to projection which needs to be addressed, but as a proof of concept it illustrates the ability to port highly detailed data to Google Earth.


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