In this video, DJ shows how to make the 3D landscape for any Blender project using a totally free addon named Blender GIS. You'll find how to download, install and use it to make your 3d map real quick! This useful tool allows for importing Google Maps (or other GIS provider's data) internally in Blender straight into your project. Easy search functions enable you to navigate wherever you want in the world and get a detailed textured map in Blender. What’s even more impressive is that you can turn it into a 3d map with just a single click and this video will clearly show you how to do it. Whatever you're working on archviz or any other project, this addon will help you to save a lot of time on making your landscape or background!
The second half of the video shows a simple rippled water shader in Blender to make the lake surface more realistic.