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Create Google-friendly Site Using Webmaster Academy

Create Google-friendly Site Using Webmaster Academy; Business Photos in India; 90 Regional Finalists of Google Science Fair 2012; SketchUp Showcase; Rewritten Java Library Announced

Save Home and Work Locations in Google Maps; Street View in Baltic Nations of Estonia and Latvia Launches; 2012 Model Your Town Competition Winners Announced

Estonia, the Baltic nation boasts one of the world’s highest broadband penetration rates and is a pioneering in promoting e-government and online freedom – today, gets the Google Maps Street View feature.

Take a look at the square of Riga Dom Cathedral, which is one of favourite places both for locals and city …

SketchUp Team and Tech Leaving Google to Join Trimble; Now Experience See 3D Buildings with Google MapsGL

Google SketchUp team and Technology leaves Google, Joins TrimbleGoogle SketchUp team and Technology leaves Google, Joins Trimble

Gooogle SketchUp team and technology will be leaving Google to join Trimble. In a April 26 post, John Bacus, Product Manager, SketchUp posted,

“In its time at Google, SketchUp has become one of the most popular 3D modeling tools in the world. With over 30 million …

3DOn ARchitecture Augmented Reality App for iPhone and iPad

3DOn Ltd released new app called “3DOn ARchitecture” app designed for both iPhone and iPad, is an augmented reality app for architects. It allows you to upload your SketchUp models and view them on an iPhone or an iPad in three different modes. Preview mode lets you overlay your model onto a photograph …

Google SketchUp M2 Update: OS X 10.7 Compatible, Better Ruby Script, COLLADA, ACTs

Google SketchUpGoogle SketchUpGoogle SketchUp team released M2 which comes with performance tweaks and over 150 bug fixes. “M2 is a free update for all users of SketchUp 8 and SketchUp Pro 8 in all 12 languages,” revealed SketchUp team.

Here is what is new?

  1. Better Ruby Script Installation
    Anyone …

Iframe CSEs Transitioning to Element; 2012 Google Model Your Town Competition Announced; DFP Small Business; Hack4Transparency in EU Parliament

GoogleGoogleGoogle announced that they have begin transitioning all Google-hosted iframe Custom Search Engines (CSEs) to the Custom Search Element. “No work is required from CSE owners. Moving from the iframe option to the Element enables those CSEs to take advantage of our latest features, like automatic thumbnails,” stated

SketchUpVideo YouTube Channel Gets a Facelift – SketchUp Getting Started Videos

Google SketchUp team today gave thier SketchUpVideo YouTube Channel a facelift.

“With helpful navigation menus in the upper-left corner, a new masthead and a big, blue Download button right at the top, SketchUp’s home on the world’s biggest video sharing site is now a whole lot lovelier,” revealed Google. …

Share Your SketchUp Stories Through ‘Make Ideas Real’ Project for Online Showcase

Are you a Google SketchUp modeler, then read this post, Google has launched a “Make Ideas Real project,” which is about showcasing the intrepid inventors, designers and dreamers using SketchUp to bring their ideas to life.

If you are interested then make sure to share your story with Google. “Use this form …

Show Off Your Pumpkin Carving Skills on Google Maps, Earth and SketchUp

Halloween is just around the corner, and Google seems to be celebrating early. To this end, Google Maps team combined the two: pumpkin carving and geeking out about Maps.

“We just couldn’t resist combining two of our favorite pastimes: pumpkin carving and geeking out about Maps. Behold: Pumpkin carving sheets to show off …

How to Rightly Use Google SketchUp Follow Me Tool?

Most of the time, Google SketchUp users found using the “Follow Me” tool wrong. There are actually two different ways to use Follow Me, and one works way better than the other.

Follow Me: The Hard Way
“The wrong way to use Follow Me is to activate the tool, click the face …

Sketch-a-Space Competition Launched, Highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Google SketchUp’s Project Spectrum team with Easter Seals hosting the second annual “Sketch-a-Space” competition.

“This year’s competition highlights October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and is meant to draw attention for the employment needs of individuals with autism,” revealed SketchUp team.

To enter the contest: “use SketchUp to design a space …

SketchUp Halloween Challenge Announced

With Halloween reaching, the nerds at Google Boulder office are in a tizzy about their costumes. This year, Google hosting a “SketchUp Halloween Challenge.”

The nitty gritty:

There are two: Use SketchUp to model either a jack-o’-lantern or a haunted house. Or both.

You can submit as …

Use Fast Styles To Speed Up Google SketchUp Experience

In Google SketchUp, the display settings you choose to apply to your models can affect SketchUp’s speed and general responsiveness. Face Settings panel is where you can choose not to display Transparency. “When Transparency is turned on, SketchUp has to redraw your model on the screen several times–each time you change your viewpoint. If you …

PCB Converter Plugin for Google SketchUp Now Available!

RS Components, Europe’s leading high-service distributor of electronic components has developed the “PCB Converter plugin for SketchUp” that “convert IDF files from most 2D circuit board design applications (like their own DesignSpark PCB) to COLLADA, which SketchUp can read and write,” informed Chris Dizon, SketchUp Sales team.

In short, “PCB Converter for SketchUp …

A Treasure Trove of Google SketchUp and Adobe Photoshop Textures

If you are into such noble pursuits as geo-modeling or photo-realistic rendering, there’s a good chance that you spend a ridiculous amount of time hunting for photo-textures online. John Pacyga, apparently posted a long list of his favorite texture sources — for both SketchUp and Photoshop. Some them are free, some have Creative Commons licenses, …