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