Download 3D Buildings from Bing (not in 3D warehouse)


#1

I need to model an existing hospital. 3D Warehouse does not currently have the hospital built. When I search the hospital in Bing Maps and go to Aerial view, I can see that there is a 3d model.
Does anyone know how to download their 3D model into either AutoCAD or SketchUp? I also have access to Microstation. Thank you -


#2

Try Google Earth, which uses Collada, which SketchUp can easily import. Bing appears to use 3DVia http://blogs.bing.com/maps/2008/06/23/3d-models-with-virtual-earth-3dvia/

Send me a private message where this is and I’ll try to find it.


#3

p.s. - you can use Photo Textures to map the outside of the building very quickly if there’s Street View imagery around the hospital.


#4

Great - thanks for the quick response! I’m trying google earth right now. Also - I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how to send a private response.

thanks again-


#5

Probably start with this article on Geomodeling in SketchUp - http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/167458. To what level of detail do they want you to model this?


#6

My goal is to take the existing 3d building information available in google earth, import it into sketchup, and then field verify the information. I will be creating an accurate (+_1%) building when all is said and done. It would make my process faster if I had an approximation to work with and then field verify from there.