Ok so my head is still spinning… but I just had to comment on the latest development to Google maps which went live yesterday and which provide a “2.5D” view of some major US cities and Tokyo – I just love the simpicity of this rendering, it povides the much needed sense of place, but does not make the existing information or user generated “my-maps” content any less clear..
I’m off on vacation with the family next week in NYC so I will put this to the test…
Now how cool would it be to see the UCL London city model rendered like this !
Sometimes less is more..
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[…] Tags: google, google maps Ed Parsons points to the new 3D Google Maps that’s available for certain US cities and Tokyo. It would be nice to see some of the user-generated models being places on the maps because otherwise my local area might be flat for quite a long time to come! I’ve been reading Ed’s blog for a while now and it will be very interesting to see what he brings out of Google […]
How on Earth have they done it? Surely not drawn by hand?
No.. very clever software and 3-d city data.
It’s just amazing !
I don’t know if there’s a link with your recent move to Google, but Google Maps gets new features almost every weeks now !!
GeoRSS support, My Maps and now the 3D (or 2.5D …)
Looking forward to getting more info about this very clever software !
“Now how cool would it be to see the UCL London city model rendered like this !”
Yes, it would…if I were not quite so ignorant and knew about it 😉 Do you have a link?
Here you go .. http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/projects/projectDetail.asp?ID=55
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