A few weeks ago, we launched Building Maker, a new way to model buildings in 3D for Google Earth. Since then, we've been excited by the community's enthusiastic response and today, we're announcing that eight new cities can now be modeled with Building Maker: Brussels, Rotterdam, Cologne, Dortmund, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Jose.

We've also made some useful improvements to the product, including: the option of a Google Earth-view when you're choosing a location to model, the ability to save models as drafts before submitting them for review, and a new tool for tracing buildings.

For more information about this announcement, have a look at our post on the Google SketchUp blog.