Building Maker: 109 cities and counting

Today’s Google Building Maker imagery update is our last one for 2010 – you can now use our purpose-built geo-modeling tool in any of 109 cities around the world. We’ve just released imagery for:

  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oslo, Norway
  • The Hague, The Netherlands
San Antonio, Texas is one of the newest additions to Building Maker.

We also greatly expanded the coverage areas for San Diego, California and Portland, Oregon. And in case you missed the update two weeks ago, we also released imagery for:

  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
Norfolk, Virginia is itchin’ to be modeled.

Still waiting for your city to be added to Building Maker? You can request it; in the meantime, try modeling in one of these new cities to help get them on the 3D map.

Google releases a lot more Street View imagery in Germany

A few weeks ago, amid a good bit of controversy, Google finally released Street View in Germany. It was a well-publicized release, largely due to the thousands of blurred houses, but it only covered tiny sections of a few cities. Now that has changed.

While it’s still not the solid coverage like we see in the US or the UK, the coverage has just been expanded quite a bit, now covering 20 cities in Germany.


[UPDATE: The official post from Google is up.]

I haven’t seen an official list of updated cities yet, but it seems to include Bielefeld, Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Dresden. Hamburg, Hannover, Koln (Cologne), Leipzig, Mannheim, Munchen (Munich), Nurnberg, Stuttgart and Wuppertal.

If you’re not familiar with using Street View in Google Earth, check out this great tutorial that Frank created last year.

Have you noticed new Street View imagery in any other cities/countries? Leave a comment and let us know!

German Street View Coverage Expands

Google’s limited coverage of Germany in Street View, which rolled out earlier this month in a few public areas and a single village, has now expanded to 20 cities; Google Earth Blog has a list.

Previously: Street View’s Limited Rollout in Germany.

German Street View Coverage Expands first appeared on The Map Room: A Weblog About Maps on November 18, 2010. Copyright