Google Updates Sketchup

Search engine giant Google said Wednesday that it has released its newest version of Google Sketchup, the 3D modeling tool which the firm acquired when it bought Boulder's @Last Software. The firm said the SketchUp 8 is the tenth anniversary of its first version of the software. Among other changes to the software, are ability to add geo-location to models in Google Maps, better 3D color imagery and terrain, and improvements to its Match Photo feature which allows users to trace photos to build a model. Google bought @Last in March of 2006.