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First 3D-city outside USA

Filed under: Software Updates — by at 2:14 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Google Earth offers more than 30 cities in 3D – all in the USA. Now Google is going to offer a new city in 3D – outside the USA!
The online version of the German news magazine Spiegel reports, that Google Earth is going to offer the first 3D city outside the USA. Within the next days or weeks, the German city Hamburg will be available. Hundreds of models with detailed textures will display downtown Hamburg.

Historical city hall of Hamburg
The complete article with a picture series and a little movie here – unfortunately only in German.

Update: Ogle Earth has a bit more info here.

Update: The first buildings are available!ย 



Comment by Michael

January 18, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

Very cool!

I live in Munich & saw this very thing on the news tonight. Very cool. Someone do Munich next…. please!


Comment by katebirad

January 18, 2007 @ 3:39 pm



Comment by juanlorenzo

January 18, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

I live San Juan Argentina today 38ยบ
I think this blog write spanihs too.
Comenzare contandoles que San juan esta a 1200 Km de Buenos Aires en plena Cordillera de los Andes
Saludos a todos


Comment by Mickey

January 18, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

We plan on launching some features in other languages in the very near future. However, this particular blog will likely stay English-only.


Comment by BobMaX

January 19, 2007 @ 4:21 am

I released ExportToCanoma, a module for
MicroStation and SketchUp to create Canoma
3DV models, to simply apply textures to
urban 3D models.

More info on my blog:


Comment by Heiko

January 19, 2007 @ 5:17 am

There is also an english version at Spiegel online:,1518,460429,00.html


Comment by lukaida

January 19, 2007 @ 6:58 am

well finally. Lets move on and on and conquer a 3D Europe. I am from Prague and believe me, seeing the Prague castle just lying on the surface… Brrrr
Anyway, cannot w8 to see Hamburg once more, this time from the comfort of my armchair ๐Ÿ™‚


Comment by mizkitty

January 22, 2007 @ 2:26 am

First 3d city outside the USA?

I know most Americans think Canada is the 51st state…but Vancouver, Canada has been available in 3D for months now…


Comment by wellzy

March 15, 2007 @ 7:16 am

You mean Canada is not a state??


Comment by George

March 22, 2007 @ 7:48 am

Very cool idea, i live only about 100 Km west of Hamburg. Gotta check to out! ๐Ÿ˜€

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