Saturday, January 24, 2009

Google Earth New York: A Closer Look

Today we'll take a closer look at Google Earth New York. With updated new layer 3d cities I've been exploring Manhattan with amazement at the level of detail that went into the creation of this update.

The photo realistic textures, the day/night transitions and the scale of it all is something that will take mapping to the next level in the coming years. Here's a few more images from the map.

Times Square

City Hall and Tweed Courthouse

Renwick Ruins on Roosevelt Island

McGraw-Hill Building in Midtown

One Worldwide Plaza

Could Sim New York be upstaged by Google Earth New York? Possibly, though it is likely my Google Earth Project will help my sim New York project and serve as a useful reference for Manhattan (the other boroughs aren't mapped out in 3D- yet.)

In the meantime we'll take a 3D tour of the various neighborhoods of Manhattan in the coming months ahead so be on the lookout for that.

More SimCity New York next time.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Google Earth New York: Manhattan Finished!

My other recreation project has taken a big step forward toward being complete, Manhattan is now finished thanks to a new 3D update to Google Earth. Here's some of the latest pictures from Google New York:

The Financial District

The Lower East Side, SoHo, Greenwich Village and other areas of Lower Manhattan.


The Upper East Side

We'll take a closer look next time.