Importing Google Earth into Sketchup



I am trying to import the fort shown in the image into sketchup to be able to take sections through it to get a height for the bank. When I import it and turn on the terrain layer, there is a slight gradient (running down the beach into the sea) but there is no landscape of the fort.

As this has been modelled in 3d as shown in the google earth screenshot, is there any way of importing this in?

Anyone know if this is possible? Many thanks


You’d have to check with Google. We have an agreement with the Maps API after Google sold us, and we provide you with whatever data that license will provide. Or use one of these:


Many thanks Barry - I shall contact Google to see if they have a solution or begin to tackle making it myself!