The PlaceMaker plugin for SketchUp allows you to import high resolution Aerials, 3D buildings, Parametric 3D roads and walks and even bodies of water and trees everything to get your project started with rich context and detail. It will save you hours, if not days of work creating city model replicas. Easy to learn and simple to use, just geolocate your site and start importing. You will get access to global data of cities and towns around the world.
High Resolution Aerials
One of PlaceMaker’s most popular features are the High resolution aerials from Mapbox and Nearmap. Get unprecedented imagery quality for many locations around the world. Mapbox provides global coverage, with sharp imagery for most major world cities. Nearmap’s almost 3.5cm resolution and recency is a game changer for modeling and presentation.
High Quality Terrain
PlaceMaker now offers access to high quality terrain from Cesium. The high quality terrain adds a new level of accuracy and granularity to terrain models. Terrain resolution varies by location. The coverage is global and the results detailed.
You can even drape aerials, 3D buildings, roads and other infrastructure onto the terrain surfaces.
3D Cities & Infrastructure
40 hours of work in 4 minutes! Quick, full of detail and easy to use, the popular PlaceMaker Extension for SketchUp lets you import 3D building massings, road and walk surfaces, high resolution aerials, trees, water and more.
It’s global data for cities and towns AROUND the WORLD.
AI Generated Surveys
Digitizing the world with Artificial Intelligence. PlaceMaker is happy to bring you SmartSite; top of the class, next generation vector data. Using AI, SmartSite takes high-resolution aerials and transforms them into accurate site plans that include roads, walks, paths, sports fields, parking areas, bridges, highways, lawns, open spaces and much more.
Available in SketchUp and DWG (CAD) formats. Does not require the purchase of the PlaceMaker Plugin.