I’ve compiled several resources for learning to model with Trimble SketchUp, and, in particular, for learning how to use SketchUp to geo-model for Google Earth. Both of these links are to Google Docs that I’ve created. The first is a self-guided course in the basics of modeling and geo-modeling with SketchUp; the second is a step-by-step guide to modeling Gabe’s, a club and music venue in downtown Iowa City, IA.
Guide 1: SketchUp Basics
Guide 2: Modeling Gabe’s Iowa City.