Google lets users add 3D buildings to its maps

Watch video of Google Builder here.

Google has launched Building Maker, an online software that allows users to create 3D buildings on its maps.

Google describes Building Maker as a cross between Google Maps and a gigantic bin of building blocks. Users pick a building and construct a model of it using aerial photos and simple 3D shapes – both of which are provided by Google.

Google then verifies the user-created model. If it looks right, and if a better model doesn’t already exist, Google adds it to the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth.

Source: Google.

Watch video of Google Builder here.

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