2010 Olympic Vancouver Venues in Google Earth

Google introduced photorealistic 3D building models for all nine venues of the Vancouver Winter Games. Producing these models is a multi-step process involving both aerial and ground-based imagery. “new aerial imagery, available in Google Earth and Google Maps, is pretty amazing, and provides a close-up look. We then obtained ground-based photos of all nine venues. […]

Google introduced photorealistic 3D building models for all nine venues of the Vancouver Winter Games. Producing these models is a multi-step process involving both aerial and ground-based imagery. “new aerial imagery, available in Google Earth and Google Maps, is pretty amazing, and provides a close-up look. We then obtained ground-based photos of all nine venues. The combined ground-based images and aerial imagery’re then used to construct highly detailed photorealistic 3D building models for the venues. As you'll see, we modeled everything from gondolas to spectator bleachers. We even included 3D trees to add a bit more realism.”

Download: 2010 Olympic Venues (xml)