Make sure that the height of your model is accurate, and that the scale of your model matches the satellite imagery in Google Earth.
Your model will not be accepted for one of the following reasons:
- Your model is too short or too tall compared to its actual height in the real world.
- Your model is not scaled accurately. Models are not acceptable if they are scaled larger or smaller than the footprint of the building as seen in the satellite imagery in Google Earth.
If your model does not adhere to the above acceptance criteria, you will be notified of one of the following problems: Incorrect height or Incorrect scale.
Refer to the following to ensure your model is accepted:
- Building Maker
- Models made with Building Maker will have highly accurate height and scale if they are made properly. If your model is rejected for ‘incorrect height’ please check that the ground level of your model lines up with the imagery. If you align the bottom of your model too low or ‘below’ the ground plane for the building, it will make your building too tall. You will notice that the textures on the sides of the building may contain portions of the adjacent street or sidewalk. Likewise, if you align the bottom of your model too high it will cause your model to be too short.
- Please see Editing a Building Maker model to make changes and fix problems with your model.
- You can also edit your building using SketchUp to fix problems with your model.
- Check the height of a door to approximately determine the height of the building. The average height for a door is 7ft (2.13m).
- If you are modeling a well known structure and don’t know the exact height, try searching for it on the Internet. Many well known structures have their dimensions listed online.
- Ensure that the base of the model lines up with two visible edges of the building’s foundation, as seen in Google Earth’s satellite imagery.
- If your model is significantly larger or smaller than the footprint of the building as seen in the satellite imagery in Google Earth, you can use the Scale tool to proportionally change the size of your model.
- 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.