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3D print your neighborhood from Google Earth using still shots and photogrammetry

We’ve all used Google Earth to find our house and walk around the local area in virtual. But, a clever Redditer has taken this one step further and used a full-color 3D printer to create cityscapes directly from Google Earth.

If you’re not familiar with Google Earth, it’s a free computer program. It uses images from satellites to render accurate virtual representations of our planet in 3D. However, the images are inaccessible to download yourself.

Reddit contributor “amishrefugee” posted: “Coworkers and I figured out how to make full-color powder prints of chunks of Google Earth.”

By using photogrammetry, they were able to use Google Earth’s images as easily as if they were operating a drone. read more at All3DP.com

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