Google Earth BT Tower London

Google Earth has added 25cm imagery of London from the GeoInformation Group. This provides a much improved backdrop to models such as the BT Tower which we have now placed online.

Thanks go out to the comments and emails with reference the black roof and reversed faces. These are now fixed and the file size has also been reduced from 746K to 540K.

Larger sections of London should be available shortly.

You can download the kmz file to fly into the model in Google Earth here (540k)

Author Bio

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


  1. Stefan Geens - January 12, 2006

    Are you using Sketchup? I found this on their site>

    Know that SketchUp surfaces have front and back faces. In SketchUp you can paint both the front and back sides of a face (by default, the front side is light yellow and the back side is light blue. In Google Earth, only the front side is lit. If the back side of your SketchUp face is the one that is exposed in Google Earth, it will be black.

  2. Jerome - February 24, 2006

    Good point there.

    Coloring objects in GE is an art!

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