Saturday, October 10, 2009

Dear SketchUp Island: Inaccurate and Rejected Models

Dear SketchUp Island: I am so frustrated by the lack of consistency in acceptance criteria for Google Earth. My model is so much better than the other one that got accepted! Signed, Ready To Blow A Fuse in France

Dear Ready To Blow: Let's turn off the power main for a moment and examine our options. I can think of three ways to address this problem. If your own model is rejected for the reason "better model exists" then you can choose (at the bottom of your model preview page) to follow the link to tell Google "Why We Are Wrong." Secondly, if you come across an inaccurate model on Google earth, click it. In the pop-up window, click on "Report Inaccurate Model" and tell Google what's wrong. Better yet, the third option is to contact the model owner through the model preview page and tell them what the problem is.