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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby juju » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:11 pm

From what I've read on the SketchUp forum, Google isn't making the data available at any price.
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby Dave R » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:04 am

juju wrote:From what I've read on the SketchUp forum, Google isn't making the data available at any price.


That's true. And Google's terms of usage prevent the data from being used as it has been in SketchUp since they started the Location thing. Unfortunately many users are just ignoring those facts.
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby valerostudio » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:34 pm

So Google owns and controls all high resolution aerial and topo data on Earth?
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby Dave R » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:10 pm

Who said or even implied anything close to that? They own their data and they aren't allowing it to be used the way it was in SketchUp.

Again, Trimble didn't just decide to change suppliers. Google quit supplying.
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby juju » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:25 pm

valerostudio wrote:So Google owns and controls all high resolution aerial and topo data on Earth?

and Mars
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby alpro » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:30 pm

I have been one of the complaining pissed off users. I've demoed several of the Autocad and Revit add-ons but the workflow just didn't suit me and why should I pay almost $300 for something I used to be able to do. But it gave me some insight into how they work and apparently the Google Earth api isn't as restrictive as Google Maps because this is what these add-ons are using (or they're just breaking the terms?). Anyway Dave R in another post asked what the alternative is? Well that's not my job but the folks at Trimble who have been taking my money for the last 5 years and had plenty of time to come up with a better alternative. Trimble should be ashamed to offer this crap as a "pro" feature. With that being said, here is my alternative, the whole process takes me about a 1/2 hr. And sometimes I have to do some cleanup, in the video I removed about 20 points from the surface to get rid of the "bumps" in the road and any super sharp elevation changes. I've used this process on several sites now and am pretty satisfied, I get a surface identical to Google Earth with high res terrain and imagery. And as a bonus I get a terrain skirt for section cuts. I've also had a very quick communication with Daniel Tal to see if this process or something similar can be integrated with and automated by Placemaker.
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby juju » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:20 pm

alpro wrote:I've also had a very quick communication with Daniel Tal to see if this process or something similar can be integrated with and automated by Placemaker.

I may be wrong, but I think WHAAT (Dale Martens) does all the coding / development.
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby mozzie » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am

Thanks for sharing, Alpro! Much appreciated. I'll try it for my non-USA locations and report back.
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby alpro » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:36 am

Good job Trimble, leave it to the plugin authors.
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Re: implications of end of google earth

Postby TwilightRender » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:36 pm

I know this is a bit of an old post, but we at Twilight Render wanted to let you know that after a lot of hard work we are bringing satellite and terrain back to SketchUp Make through Twilight Render Pro and the Terrain Tools AddOn package. We've posted more about it here https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=80%26amp;t=68220 or you can visit our website announcement here: https://www.twilightrender.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10%26amp;t=5861

We hope this provides a useful workflow for all SketchUp users who have been missing their terrain since May!
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