Google Earth 3D Data (Only for SketchUp PlaceMaker)

Introducing Google Earth 3D for SketchUp PlaceMaker

  • Free for Subscribers
  • Incredible 3D models as seen in Google Earth
  • Instantly import directly into SketchUp using PlaceMaker version 3.3 or newer.

Pittsburgh - 4 levels of Detail

Google Earth 3D has 4 levels of detail. From low to max, you can pick the quality of the 3D data.

Miami FL

Google Earth 3D data example of 10×10 square miles of Miami. The low quality setting allows for large area imports.

Nearmap 3D Earth

In addition to Google Earth data, we also provide Nearmap 3D textured mesh data in optimized geolocated SketchUp and FBX formats using email delivery with a 1-2 day turnaround. Lumion users can can easily import the raw full detail FBX or SketchUp file.

The Nearmap 3D Mesh data is current and updated once per year. The models are improving in quality with each update.

Check it out yourself – click below to order a free sample in SKP and FBX format!

Click here to Download Nearmap 3D Mesh Sample

We make it simple to import the 3D Mesh into SketchUp!  Order the mesh from inside SketchUp PlaceMaker.  Watch the video below to find out how to import the mesh into SketchUp.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nearmap 3D Mesh?

Accurate 3D models and textures created from photogrammetry data. They offer unparalleled context for modeling, construction planning, and visualization projects.

What Locations are Available?

Most urban areas across the USA, Canada and Australia are available now.  We are actively pursuing ways to expand this coverage in the future. For current coverage areas, see Nearmap’s Coverage Map.

How Fast Can I Get It?

Place your order inside PlaceMaker V3 or submit a quotation request below and we will get you the model you want within 1-2 business days of receiving payment.  Most orders made on business days are delivered within 12 hours.

What Formats?

Here’s the best part!  We process the model for you so that is it already geolocated and optimized for use in SketchUp without needing a super-computer!  If that weren’t enough, we provide render-ready proxies so you can render the models at full resolution using V-ray or Thea. Finally, we also provide the models in FBX format for easy import into Lumion, 3ds Max, Blender, Maya, Rhino, and other applications.

What is the Cost?

The minimum order of 0.25 sq km is only $49!  (Pricing is $199 per square km)

PlaceMaker Subscribers can enjoy a 15% discount on Nearmap 3D Mesh compared to Pay-As-You-Go customers.

Do I Need the PlaceMaker Plugin to Import the Mesh?

No!  You just need SketchUp if you want to import the SKP file formats or an application that can import the FBX format (such as Lumion, Rhino, 3ds Max, Blender, Maya, and more).  One caveat though: To import the render-ready proxies into SketchUp, you will need to use the ‘Add Geolocated SKP’ tool in the PlaceMaker plugin.

This Can’t be True!

No really, it’s real. The data is geolocated and optimized for SketchUp.  Other software such as Lumion can easily process and display the 3D models by importing the FBX or SKP models provided.