Google Earth: Importing Models and Textures

Another wonderful function of Google Earth is the ability to import high-resolution images to overlay on your terrain, or import models created from other sources (ie a Golden Gate Bridge model for San Francisco)

Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth

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