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3D Warehouse - now with 3D maps

When I first saw the Google Earth Plugin I thought, "That's cool, we have to showcase that on the 3D Warehouse!" So we changed our 3D Model Map to use it. But, my real goal was to use the plugin to show users their fully navigable geo-models on Earth, right in the web page. A little typing, a bit of paperwork, and ta-dah! It's ready.

To see this in action, first find a geo-referenced model in the Google 3D Warehouse. Then, click on the Map tab and choose the Earth map type (this plugin is currently only available on Windows). You'll see the model load and the view change to focus on the 3D model - all within the 3D Warehouse.

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FlagFreak said...

Please oh please make it work with Chrome! I hate Internet Explorer; it's too complicated to use.

Genius idea, Mark!

Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to have an embed code so that you could put selected buildings (3d maps) onto your own site ?

Or maybe a 'how to' for doing this ourselves

SketchUp Team said...

If you're willing to look at JavaScript, it's not too hard to do it yourself. Visit this page:

Look at the code that shows up when you click on: Fetch good kml

I agree that it would be great to have this automated from the 3D Warehouse, but we don't have
that today. Thanks for the feedback!

Anonymous said...

Video for the Mac users?