Do you have any updates? Just curiousI know what my rights are and I know my obligations, too. I don't need anyone 'fighting' for them,so thanks but no thanks,sir.
The fact is, Frank, Trimble is a publicly traded company so we are unable to do things like share specifics about what we are working on.
As to no one specifically showing why this is a repercussion of Google's changes to their API, Bryce has actually shared the exact terms that we (and any other API users) are working under.
you are requesting 'non-Legal' staff to make a Public statement on future developments of a publicly traded company...
it's unfair on them and impertinent of you...
Bryce shared the terms of what you can use for "free". He didn't mention what you can use under a paid plan.
Having a phone conference with a Google rep at 6:00 pm this evening. I'll keep everyone posted.
The problem there is Trimble’s non legal staff has already made public statements about what they can and cannot do under the terms of an agreement with Google. I have publicly challenged their publicly stated legal representations. The legal principle involved here is that you can’t open the door on a topic with a public statement and then slam the door shut and hide behind it when challenged.
In other words, an attempted trick. I foresee more flags in the future...
That's an interesting approach but if you are using this for conceptual design in land planning like we do you need to be able to present with the image as the 'base'. This tool saves all the time (=fee) you would spend to trace things and the quality was good enough to give our clients the idea of what we proposed before we moved on to more detailed design based on real survey data.
Also would be nice if this could mark multiple 'grabs' in the same model.
the quality from GE Pro is so much higher than even the old SU GE image, you can grab a much larger area to start with...
DO re-add the attribution if cropped off or they [Google] will find an excuse to stop this usage as well...
Where are the workarounds that give the same functionality that I pay for ? Yes I pay so I want customer service NOT volunteer help, You are all very kind but this is business NOT hobby
Contact Customer Support directly, then.
Most of the regulars on this volunteer forum pay for and use Sketchup professionally every day, myself included. To answer your question, there are no workarounds that I know of that are resulting in exactly the same functionality that existed before this change. I was encouraging that particular poster to search the forum to plug into some of the more productive discussions going on in which people are describing their new work flows and brainstorming about best options.
Who's willing to try OOB TERRAIN and/or MAPBOX and report back?
Oob Terrain appears to use the same SRTM data that we sourced from USGS to replace Google's deprecated 3D terrain API. I don't think you're going to see a significantly different terrain model from the one we'll serve by default in SketchUp, but it is worth having a closer look to be sure.
This is awful and to me severely debilitating! I have used the geo locator on all of my projects as a supplement to property surveys.
It still works. It's just that the source different.
Phill to the resque!
Hi guys Maperitive (maperitive.net) can export terrain to sketchup and it is FREE!
Here is a tutorial: http://braincrunch.tumblr.com/post/11651090204/maperitive-3d-export
Maperative can also export Open Street Map data to illustrator. And you can choose different maps.
I haven't figured out the mesh point command yet. Maybe someone can help me with that.
This is a screenshot of Sydney Balmain using Maperative imported in sketchup. It took me 2 minutes to make it. I smoothed the edges to make it look better. You can overlay an aerial photograph form your favourite source.
RIP Sketchup. You were a wonderful friend and will be sorely missed.
(Accredited Google Supermodeler. Machu Picchu, Pompeii, Christ the Redeemer, Mt Rushmore, Great Wall of China, Costa Concordia...)