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Posts will be slightly sporadic this week as I’ve been called out of London due to a family matter..

That said – we have a new Map of the Week post lined up, along with more Google Earth aerial panoramas and when we are back in the office the second part of the Oblivion Tutorial.

Just thought i would let people know.. in case anyone thought i was slacking 🙂

Andy

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

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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.

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  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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Second Life/Web 2.0? Virtual Worlds in 1998 is Where It Was At…

Second Life, collaborative working, voice chat is so of the moment but it was also all the rage in 1998. This post takes a look back to the day when if we had money we would invested in virtual worlds. Hindsight is however a good thing as most of the worlds that showed potential in 1998 were lost when the web bubble burst, but if you think Web 2.0 is new we think its just picking up the ideas from a decade ago:

Second Life has just enabled voice chat within its virtual world browser, a system called Onlive which intergrated real-time voice-based vommunication in VRML (Virtual Reality Modelling Langauge) envionments. A screenshot of use using Onlive is picutred below, note the Netscape icon in the toolbar to age the image:

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

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