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Google Maps, Imagery and 3D Cities in Second Life

By June 10, 2008 4 Comments

Every now and again work comes to your attention that makes you think ‘wow’ – Daden Ltd have imported Google Maps into Second Life and it has just eaten up most of our morning.

The movie below illustrates the highlights of their work and our exploration:

Music by Destri.

Second Life is still a hard sell to local councils or local authorities, Daden’s work with Birmingham City Council is certainly interesting and we applaud the progress so far.

As for issues of copyright with regards Google Maps/Imagery in Second Life, that raises a whole different issue between cross platform usage. We cant see Google sending a cease and desist unlike the Ordnance Survey with our Second Life work…

See Daden Ltd for more info, thanks to Mal Burns and his excellent Twitter feed for the heads up.


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