Google Earth 10-20Virtual London

Sneak Peak Google Earth London

By January 26, 2006 6 Comments

We have posted a number of models recently so we thought we would post an image of the level of detail we are working on in Google Earth London. This is a first phase test for new modeling techniques developed at CASA.

Sample high detail Google Earth files will follow shortly….


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


  • Mike says:

    Thats… amazing.

  • Dunzo says:

    Wow! I’m impressed. How do you get such detail? Do you do it by hand from a photo? Do you have a program that interprets the photo and makes lines out of it?

    Very cool!

    I think you may be working on some cutting edge stuff and that in the future, perhaps all your hard work will enable blind people to see! Wouldn’t that be great?!


  • Anonymous says:

    now only if google earth allowed you to apply photographic textures to your models!

  • Smithee says:

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  • Smithee says:

    Thanks for the comments Dunzo.

    I sadly wont be able to make the blind see – although i agree that would be great.

    Victor Schinazi as researcher at our lab CASA is however researching how we can improve the blinds sense of Urban Place and Space (Spatial Cognition & Low Vision). You can view his work on his Blog at

  • Anonymous says:

    Do you have a complete London city 3d fiel we can download and use in google earth?