Google has released the latest version of must have tool for every the landscape architect and urban designer – Google Earth 6.
*UPDATE* Yesterday we reported we were having difficulties with the Desktop version of Google Earth 6. Today, the ‘trees’ function appeared under the 3D buildings menu that was missing yesterday, so we have been flying around the world trying to find the new 3D trees as they are only in some locations such as Tokyo, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, University of California(Davis),
The latest version includes:
3D Trees are now shown in Google Earth 6 as species specific with more than 50 different species of tree. The trees appear in Google Earth from 2,000 feet/600 metres. Currently there are only a few places across the world that have the trees included.
The other two functions include more integrated and user-friendly Street View(where available) than previous versions of Google Earth. Also Historical Data which often eluded many users now it is easily readable with a the oldest map data (year) for the location shown in the bottom under the scale bar on the left side.