Thursday, May 28, 2009

Google Earth Brooklyn

I've show some of my Google Earth project on here already but have been mainly focusing on Manhattan. Brooklyn and the other boroughs often get the short end of the stick when they are mapped out either in tourists guides or online mapping services. Now we'll cross the Brooklyn Bridge and see a little bit of 3D Brooklyn. (Besides if you're going to map New York in 3D you should include all five boroughs eventually.)

Housing projects located in between the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge in the neighborhood known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

Further along we come across Borough Hall which looks kind of lonely without the rest of the 3D building layer turned on. More textured buildings will out Downtown Brooklyn in the coming weeks and months.

Finally, we end up in Prospect Park or rather at Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Public Library.

More Google Earth New York (Brooklyn) next time.

BTW, check out YouCity's 3D map of New York, the team is beginning to map out Brooklyn. You can view it here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Google Earth Model Making- Tutorial Video

For anyone interested in knowing how the Google Earth team create their massive 3D cities with relatively decent quality models now can gain insight into the process.

This is the process that is similar to how the Google Earth team creates their expansive 3D cities, although it still looks time intensive.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

927 Fifth Avenue- A Thank You Gift

With my recent post on cracking down on spam I wanted to post something positive. As I don't have a proper update ready yet (still) I do however have another New York BAT ready for download as a thank you to everyone out there for taking in interest in my gigantic project to recreate New York in Simcity. Or at least recreate sections of it :)

I'll put it up in the downloads section later but for now you can download it right here off the main page.

It's 927 Fifth Avenue and the luxury co-op located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 74th Street on the Upper East Side. The address was home to Mary Tyler Moore and New York's most famous pair of birds, Pale Male and Lola.

I've been meaning to put it up for download ever since last year but somehow it got lost in the shuffle. Now it's finally available.

BTW, that giant green diamond is not a lost diamond of one of a socialite resident, it's a surprise animation. Enjoy and thank you again.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Comment Spam Crackdown

I've been away from the blog for a bit due to real life responsibilities and have come back to some unpleasant comment spam left by several bloggers (or one with multiple Blogger accounts)

Every blogger deals with comment spammers but if it continues I'll have to put the "approve comment" setting on.

BTW, there's a new download in the downloads section so be sure to take a look.