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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:50 PM   #41
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They are only starting on the important and larger cities. Hence why Birmingham and London have been made in 3D by Google.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:22 AM   #42
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Google have been making their own 3D buildings. Manchester are community made 3D buildings. They are only starting on the important and larger cities. Hence why Birmingham and London have been made in 3D by Google.
Seeing as it's New Year, I'll rise to the bait and raise you one notch...

This certainly does appear to be Google's strategy. In several years they'll have almost finished working through all of the world's cities in order, from magnificent centres of culture and commerce down to squalid concentrations of disease, poverty and the worst of all humanity. Only 5 will remain. They'll take a deep collective breath, and start on Wolverhampton.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e...ds/8435823.stm
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:16 PM   #43
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What is quite funny, Wolverhampton was one of the first cities in the world to be made in 3D on Microsoft Virtual Earth / Bing Maps.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #44
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Perhaps Mancunians have better things to do with their time......
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 06:10 PM   #45
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What is quite funny, Wolverhampton was one of the first cities in the world to be made in 3D on Microsoft Virtual Earth / Bing Maps.
Are you sure it's in 3D or is wasteland just mostly flat?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 08:24 PM   #46
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114 views, no responses, my goodness they are keen.
Don't whine, for God's sake - if anyone's not 'keen', it's cos it's fairly pointless asking us when we've got no better idea than just idle speculation. Why don't you ask Google instead of expecting to get a useful answer from a forum that's got nowt to do with Google Earth?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 08:29 PM   #47
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I built the blue building to the left of the CIS Tower (:
and I'm half way through building Manchester House

It's really EASY !! Just download Google SketchUp and once you get the hang of basic things you'll realise JUST how easy it is.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 08:42 PM   #48
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I built the blue building to the left of the CIS Tower (:
and I'm half way through building Manchester House

It's really EASY !! Just download Google SketchUp and once you get the hang of basic things you'll realise JUST how easy it is.
If it's easy, maybe i'll have a shot at remaking what is meant to be City Tower. Someone made a right **** up on that one!
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:49 PM   #49
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My laptop is to old and slow, my version of explorer not up to the task. Otherwise I'd have loved to have a go, I'll have to try at work
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:10 AM   #50
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If it's easy, maybe i'll have a shot at remaking what is meant to be City Tower. Someone made a right **** up on that one!
Agreed !!
Since when has the City Tower ever been brown ?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:26 AM   #51
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Funny I dont care so much if Manchester is 3ded on Google as to be honest I can stand at the hill at the back of my Heatonpark residency and see all of it for real.

Now other cities which even the skilled eagle eyed abilities of myself can not see, is much more interesting.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #52
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Someone up there mentioned that the City Tower/Sunley Building on Manchester's Google Earth was a bit ... rubbish. So I took the liberty of updating it. I also added the Ramada Hotel next to it and various other buildings around it. Check it out if you want;

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...63b86a2e4dd9bb
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #53
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A liberty well taken, looks good VoldemortBlack!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #54
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Thankyou very much

It's 'awaiting review' now by the people from Google Earth, who will assess it and research it and then (hopefully) add it to Google Earth
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Old January 18th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #55
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interesting, but allll of those buildings are ridiculously too big.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 01:26 PM   #56
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Old January 19th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #57
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Would be cool to see a couple of proposed buildings too, like piccadilly tower, albony crown, zararchie etc..just to see what it would look like from different angles free to view from wherever..
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Old January 19th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #58
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HAve a look at Birmingham and see all those buildings! Puts Manchester to shame.
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Old January 19th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #59
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Would be cool to see a couple of proposed buildings too, like piccadilly tower, albony crown, zararchie etc..just to see what it would look like from different angles free to view from wherever..
I'll work on that
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Old January 19th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #60
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Right to give you an update on my models;

The updated version of the City Tower/Sunley Building that I told everyone about up there is still awaiting review, which means that Google is assessing it and seeing whether it is worthy of putting it onto the 3D Warehouse.

In response to Toetallix's post, I have now built the Inacity/Eastgate/Picadilly Tower (60 floors) which is now also being assessed. If you want to look at that, it's here; http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehou...63b86a2e4dd9bb

I also did a quick model of a random office block on Peter Street, which is now on the 3D buildings layer of Google Earth. Another building I built a while back which is also on the 3D buildings layer of Google Earth is the secondary office tower on the CIS complex (the smaller office tower behind the CIS building).

Keep looking out for my 3D Models, my 3D Warehouse name is Voldemort
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