The structure you model should exist in the real world and be permanent and lasting.
Your model may not be accepted for one of the following reasons:
- The structure is not visible in the Google Earth satellite imagery. Only real and current structures will be accepted.
- The structure being modeled is not built yet or has been recently demolished. Google Earth is meant to "mirror" the real world and only current structures will be accepted.
- The model contains non-permanent structures or objects such as cars, boats, people, etc. Any structures or objects that are frequently changing and moving are not acceptable.
- The model does not accurately reflect the actual structure at that location; problems can include inaccurate geometry or inaccurate photo-textures.
If your model does not adhere to the above acceptance criteria, you will be notified of the following problem: Unable to verify existence of building.
Refer to the following to ensure your model is accepted:
- Provide us with more information to confirm the existence of your model. Sometimes the imagery in Google Earth is old and may not show newly constructed buildings. Your model can be reviewed for acceptance again if you provide more information to help us verify. Please use the Tell us why we’re wrong link at the bottom of the model details page in the 3D Warehouse. Be sure to include as much information as you can to verify that the structure you modeled really does exist. The best way to provide evidence is by providing links to photos. If you can’t find any photos online, you can upload your own photos for free at
- Additional help links:
- For help editing and fixing problems with a SketchUp model that is already uploaded to the 3D Warehouse, see: Editing a SketchUp model in the 3D Warehouse.
- For help editing and fixing problems with a Building Maker model, see Editing a Building Maker model.
- You can also edit Building Maker models using SketchUp to fix problems with your model.