Google's Cities in 3D Program hits Europe

Google Cities in 3D Program, which invites local governments to share their 3D data with the public by adding a model of their city to Google Earth, launched in March but now the initiative is being launched in Europe. Google has launched localised websites to encourage governments in the Germany, France, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands to share their data with with the search giant. Curiously all have local sites so far except for the UK, which has been beaten to the punch by Westport, Ireland, where they produced a 3D city model to promote their town as a tourist and business destination.