Recreating photos in Google Earth ~ NanoThoughts 1.0

Friday, January 12, 2007

Recreating photos in Google Earth

Others have done this before* , but with the new Google Earth 4 now out of beta, I thought i'd mention it.

Here's a photo I took in Tokyo near the moat around the East Imperial Gardens.

And here's a recreation using Google Earth to find almost the same vantage point and angle of viewing with 3D building added:

If somebody could add the textures to those buildings, it would be very very close, all that would be needed after that would some vegatation layer. How long before Google adds that?

Here's the kmz file if you'd like to see it for yourself.

* pressure under fire?



l a g e r said...

maybe google could texture map advertisements on to the buildings.

Rog said...

Yep, I sincerely believe that's a possibility. Time will tell.