A new version of Google Earth is out, featuring:
Photo-realistic buildings from cities around the world Dawn to dusk views with the Sunlight feature Swoop navigation from outer space to street-level
Henry points me to Digital Digging, where they’ve got some fantastic sketch-up models of archaeological sites imported into Google earth. They’ve got a great site going on, with lots of material on one of the most famous of counties (at least archaeologically-wise!) in England – Wiltshire. The movie below is a reconstruction of the sanctuary at Avebury:
A site (both web & archaeological) well worth exploring!
On a related note, a new virtual world called ‘Mycosm‘ promises to allow users to import Sketchup models to make the world their own. If that works well, it’ll be a jump on Second Life… I’ve never had a more frustrating time than trying to make things in SL!