London In 3D With Google Earth [Video]

Take a virtual tour of historic locations in the capital city.

Dr Andrew Hudson-Smith, Director and Deputy Chair of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at UCL has created a video tour of London for his Digital Urban Blog. 3D models were added to Google Earth earlier this year, adding extra detail to many famous city landmarks and locations including Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, which are now rendered in 3D. Thousands of buildings are available to view, as well as trees and parks, so people from around the world can digitally experience the city of London.

To see all the landmarks and greenery in Google Earth for yourself, tick the 3D buildings box in the left-hand panel, type “London” in the search bar and use the navigation controls to zoom, move around and change the view. You will need the Google Earth Plugin for your web browser in order to navigate and explore geographic data on a 3D globe.

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