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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Google Launches Cities in 3D Program

Google has just launched their Cities in 3D Program, "inviting cities, towns, and other local governments to share their 3D data with the public by adding a model of their city to Google Earth."

Benefits to local governments include:

Engaging the Public in Planning
- Land use/zoning
- Redevelopment
- Historic preservation

Fostering Economic Development
- New business recruitment
- Business site location planning
- Real estate development

Boosting Tourism
- Landmarks and attractions
- Community event planning

Simplifying Navigation and Geographic Analysis

Enhancing Facilities Management

Supporting Security and Crime Prevention

Facilitating Emergency Management