March 6th, 2009 | Published in Google SketchUp
Today, Lucerne, Switzerland and Santa Rosa, California joined the growing list of cities and towns that have voluntarily incorporated themselves onto the "3D virtual map" in Google Earth. These cities both submitted 3D models of their downtowns to Google via the Cities in 3D Program. In doing so, they joined others who view Google Earth as an effective way to promote their town to virtual tourists, enable potential businesses to evaluate a new site, and help city planners share design proposals with their communities in a way that we all can relate to: in 3D.
If you would like to share your 3D data with the world, please contact us. We'd be happy to answer any questions you many have about the process.