Sneak Peak Google Earth London

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….

Author Bio

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


  1. Dunzo - January 26, 2006

    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?!


  2. Anonymous - January 27, 2006

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

  3. Smithee - January 30, 2006

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  4. Smithee - January 30, 2006

    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

  5. Anonymous - May 7, 2006

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

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