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London Bridge Hospital Google Earth

With our placement problems resolved (thanks to the comment from stfn in the previous post) we have uploaded a model of London Bridge Hospital. The model was created as a test a while ago with placing textures in Sketchup to extrude models from. Photomodelling in Sketchup is quick and intuitive…

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Model Placement in Google Earth 4 (Beta)

We were about to release a few of our older photomapped models and encountered a problem with placing the models in Google Earth. Using the standard Sketchup technique of grabbing a Google Earth location and then exporting results in a model a good 20 metres out of place. Its all…

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Sample Photomapping in Google Earth

We have placed online a first draft output using our in-house software to obtain accurate height/facade data from photographic modelling. Using a camera calibrated algorithm we can ensure accurate placing of windows/doors etc to rapidly create city models. With the beta version of Google Earth, these can then be easily…

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London Google Earth 1666

Adding to our first post on London in 1690 in Google Earth using image overlays we are now publishing London in 1666. The above image illustrates the layout of London in 1666 by Wenceslaus Hollar. Hollar was appointed by the King to make exact plan and survey of the City…

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Stereo New York Google Earth

After reading a post on Ogle Earth about stereo views in Google Earth we thought we would revisit a previous post on the 3D Euston Tower and create a 3D view of New York. If you sit back from the monitor and view the image, the city floats in front…

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Digital Earths – Rendering

JC Francois’s site NoirExtreme was a life saver when i found i had to step into give a lecture to the British Council on Global Warming. This obviously requires a highly polished visualisation of the earth linking data relevant to climate change and thus demonstrating how new technologies cna be…

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Lost London Architecture – The Skylon Google Earth

Including the dimension of time is an interesting concept in Google Earth. Layers can be added to show the development of a city over years, months, decades or even centuries. As such we thought it would be interesting to introduce some of London’s lost architecture back to the landscape –…

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Google Earth/Digi Urban in Nature

Declan Butler has written a couple of good write ups of Google Earth and Digital Globes in Nature this month. The online news version kindly mentions this blog although sadly gets the URL wrong – its a good article though – the printed version of Nature goes into more depth…

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