Posts tagged "Google Earth"

Revit to Google Earth Interface “CADtoEarth 2.0″ Released

AMC Bridge LLC announced the availability of a new version of CADtoEarth for Revit, an application that allows for seamless integration between Revit and Google Earth. The CADtoEarth 2.0 add-in now allows users to create personal accounts on the CADtoEarth web application and provides individual control over the visibility of uploaded data. CADtoEarth offers the...

CADtoEarth: Google Earth to Revit and Back

The new version of CADtoEarth plug-in for Autodesk Revit by AMC Bridge now is available via Autodesk Exchange Apps. CADtoEarth extending the family of innovative add-ins that establish a bi-directional connection between CAD environments and Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth. The new version supports Autodesk Revit 2013, has improved user interface and appearance of...

Introducing Google Building Maker

Hot on the heels of the SketchUp 7.1 launch a couple of weeks ago, we’re pleased to announce the release of the latest addition to our 3D family: Google Building Maker is a super-specialized, online tool for creating buildings specifically for Google Earth. Building Maker lets you choose a building to model by looking at...

Popular GIS: Climate Change Information Tools for COP15

Learn about climate change in this Google Earth introductory tour narrated by Al Gore, the first in a series of Google Earth tours leading up to the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December. For more climate change tours, visit http://www.google.com/cop15 In order to understand more about what the human impact of high-end climate change...

Clean Energy and Conservation

Renewable energy sources don’t have to conflict with preserving wildlife and wildlands in the Western U.S. Lovers of the American West will tell you that it’s blessed — and they’re right. It’s home to significant sources of renewable energy, such as solar, wind and geothermal power. The Western states, their residents and the nation will...

Communicate Urban Planning in Google Earth 5.0

Google Earth is a natural yet still underused place for urban planners to communicate the future of cities. With the addition of the timeline feature it is possible to chart development according to phases of growth. This is exactly what a company in the Netherlands has done to illustrate the proposed changes to the station...

Support LEED Credit SSc4.1 with Circle Generator and Google Earth

You want to find out if your project site is close enough to public transit? (LEED credit 4.1 “Alternative Transportation: Public transportation Access” requirements are: Locate building within 800metres (0.5 miles) of a commuter rail, light rail or subway station or 400metres (0.25 miles) of 2 or more public bus lines offering frequent service). Here...

Thoughtful Sustainable Design with Google Sketchup

See how Michelle Kaufmann, architect of mkdesigns, uses SketchUp and Google Earth to design and simulate her extraordinary pefab homes. You can buy her best-selling book “Prefab Green” on blurb.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K42zcoOwGaY] Jill Fehrenbacher of Inhabitat talks with Michelle Kaufmann about her Lotus House on display during the 2007 West Coast Green Conference in San Francisco....

Make Google Earth a 4D Building Simulation Tool with Earth Connector for Revit

You can not only post your Revit models to Google Earth but you can make it your occasional 4D simulation tool. You can add time as the forth dimension by using phases from Revit and implementing them as Google Earth timespan to play the construction phases through the timeline via a time slider. You can...

Worldwide Deforestation in Google Earth

The world has lost almost half of its forests already, and the continued rate of deforestation contributes greatly to climate change and the loss of global biodiversity. This easy to grasp visualisation in Google Earth from the Google Earth Outreach Showcase gives us the state of the forests today. 3D extrusions of the countries boundaries...

Visualise Climate Change in Google Earth

See anticipated global temperature rising and how it could affect our world until 2100. The animation uses world-leading climate science from the UK’s Met Office Hadley Centre to show world temperatures throughout the next hundred years under medium projections of greenhouse gas emissions. Users can also access information on action that can be taken by...

Air Quality in Google Earth

Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasts and current conditions (for USA) are available in Keyhole Markup Language (KML) format at the EPA website. Download and open this data layer in Google Earth. Terradex publishes a realtime air quality monitoring layer displayed on Google Earth as well. The service was recently awarded an Environmental Achievement Award by...