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Great skyline shot! The realism is pretty impressive. Here are two photos I took last summer from the top of the 'Spot' on Seymour Street, and the corresponding view in Google Earth. I have the elevation exaggeration set to 1.5, so the mountains appear a bit taller in Google Earth than they are in reality:
Edit: Same view with elevation exaggeration set to 1.0. Now the mountains are right where they should be.
Last edited by Locked In; Feb 7, 2009 at 3:30 PM.
Reason: including additional picture
Google themselves did Vancouver in 3D, over 1400 buildings. Very few cities in the World are ALL 3D, most just have select landmarks that were done by members.
I really don't know how they did it, I'm thinking they somehow had a computer do it. Because if you look at the Shangri-la model for example, it still looks "Under construction", and even the streetscape is photorealistic.
Definitely one upping Microsoft's "birds eye view".