• Before we started, if you looked at Chattanooga in Google Earth, it looked like a flattened casserole with a mountain coming out of it ("Flattanooga"). Our hope was to bring it into 3D for those of us who live in the 3rd dimension to enjoy.
  • Click here to see some of it live in Google Maps. Or Try it in Google Earth!

Downtown Chattanooga 3D Tour

Chattanooga 3D was launched in 2009 by Stephen and Karen Culp to bring Chattanooga to life on Google Earth. Since then, River City Company has added more than one hundred 3D models of downtown locations to use in marketing and business recruitment efforts. By creating online video tours of properties in the downtown area, River City Company helps realtors and developers showcase specific real estate opportunities. Zoom in to Chattanooga on Google maps and turn on the Earth layer to view Chattanooga in 3D. For more information, including how to put your property on the 3D map, contact Jim Williamson at 423-265-3700 or

2010 Google Model Your Town Competition

Google's first Model Your Town Competition in 2010 was open to people from all over the world running from December 1, 2009 through March 2, 2010. Over 160 teams entered, and the collections who participated (including Chattanooga 3D) can be found here. Take a look around, there are some beautiful models to view. Congratulations to the 2010 winning town, Barranco, Lima, Peru!

October 2010

August 2010

We've added a lot to Google Earth! Explore in Earth or on our site here.

February 20, 2010

November 16, 2009

November 15, 2009

November 14, 2009

November 13, 2009

(These are just some sneak previews).

Below are a few "before" shots. Flat as a pancake.