Floating Model in Google Earth

Hello,
I have simple S/U model that I’ve geo-referenced, and I’d like to view it in Google Earth. Whenever I open either the .kmz. or .dae export in G/E, the model is floating. I’ve tried editing the ModelTranslationZ and ZValueCentered using the Attribute Editor extension, but the model is still floating. Could someone please help me troubleshoot? Many thanks for any guidance.

ModelForGE.kmz (1.3 MB)

Can you share the SKP file?

How did you go about geo-locating the model in SketchUp?

Thanks Dave, I’ve been trying to upload the .skp file, but it’s 70 MB and won’t finish uploading. I went to File-Geolocation and added the information there.

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You’d need to upload the file to Drop Box or something and share the link.

So you only added the lat/long manually?

What if you go to File>Geo-location>Add Location and add in the terrain. Then adjust the height of your model to suit before exporting to the KMZ file?

Thanks! That did the trick. Once I added the terrain, I could see how the components were floating.

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Hello, I’m having a similar problem however I followed the same instructions and it’s still floating in Google Earth: File>Geo-location>Add Location and add in the terrain. Then adjust the height of your model to suit before exporting to the KMZ file.

I have done 7 other buildings and imported them into Google Earth with no floating issues.

I have uploaded the SKP file: Acton - Friary Park.skp (417.4 KB)

Any ideas?

I imported the terrain for the location and some of your model does appear to be floating above it.

This terrain data doesn’t come from Google and it’s entirely possible there’s variations between the Google Earth and this terrain.

Since you are using SketchUp Make, you only have access to the map, not the terrain so you would need to experiment with moving the model down. Looks to me like moving it down about 3 meters ought to get it pretty close.

Thank you Dave. I did what you said and it’s not floating any more. I had to bring the overall height down so its accurate.