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Google Maps gets 3D?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, April 12, 2007
12 years ago5,432 views

Or "2.5D" says Ogle Earth blog


ogleearth.com/empstat.gif



ogleearth.com/2007/04/google_m ...

It's really awesome :)

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Direct link:

maps.google.com/?q=New+York,+N ...

it's nice :D

jilm [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Could you post a screenshot of Windows Live Maps, that service somehow doesn´t work to me.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

hey they also have a new button that is "traffic" – I have not seen that before ..hope they roll this out for mymaps..!!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The button traffic appears only when you are on an area covered by traffics datas ;-) Since February

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

wow..
thats really cool!!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<Could you post a screenshot of Windows Live Maps, that service somehow doesn´t work to me.>>
Garett Rogers called it "bordering on unusable", so don't even try. :) (Really slow for me, btw)
blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=536

King Kong on Empire Building!
maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Funny Haochi ;-)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

BTW, in Tokyo, 3D-Buildings are colored!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Do you have a link and screenshot Tom? Can't seem to reproduce it here...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...
Theres a link Philipp.
Screenshot:


lh4.google.com/image/xuanjames ...


Link to screenshot: picasaweb.google.com/xuanjames ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This is pretty sweet. Other US cities that have this feature are:
Chicago, IL
San Francisco, CA
Denver, CO
Seattle, WA
Boston, MA

Andreas Bovens [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

Buildings in Tokyo have been 2.5D for a while. There are a couple of differences though:
- some of them are colored (cfr. supra): e.g. hotels are green
- there's no shine-through
- less details (just contours and blocks) see e.g. Docomo Tower on maps.google.com/maps?ll=35.684 ... and compare it with the satellite image.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<This is pretty sweet. Other US cities that have this feature are:>>
Ogle Earth have counted 38 US cities.

Martin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

That is quite beautiful and useful.

mimi ma [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

shaked 3D map in china.

hz.edushi.com/

Fred [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #



click on the New York link in the article:
maps.google.com/?q=New+York,+N ...
switch to Satellite and look at the bottom left corner

Do you see the two tall buildings seeming to "get attarcted towards each other" :-o

Its an old issue, but I thought Google would´ve fixed it by now!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What the? lool! I wouldn't like to work there

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