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Google Maps ‘Next Dimension’ unveiled.
As promised here a few days ago, Google has revealed a new feature for Google Earth - 3D buildings will now start to become available for major cities, with Google aiming to provide ‘3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people’ by the end of this year.
The 3D images will be different to just the 3D models currently available for some major landmarks, with entire 3D city maps now being captured from special flights, as The Verge reports:
To make the images, Google uses planes to take images at 45-degrees from four different angles — flying them in a tightly-controlled pattern with plenty of overlap. Google builds the 3D model off of these many images, using algorithms to create the shape and color of buildings. The process is “fully automated,” building the 3D images without any human interactions. The system is intelligent enough to know when a certain image is blocked or shadowed, for example. The company hopes to combine the 2D mapping and vector data with the 3D images to perhaps someday provide vertical location information.
The new feature will slowly roll out across platforms, with iOS looking likely to get it first in the next few weeks - in direct competition to rumours that Apple is about to launch it’s own 3D mapping app which would become the default iOS maps app instead of Google Maps.
Also revealed on the Google Blog is the upcoming availability of offline maps on mobile devices, to allow users to access map data on the subway or out of data coverage. That feature will also be available in the next few weeks.
I love google…
Fujifilm FinePix S5800 S800
Hate to clutter the internet, as there are proberly millions of these going around even now, or later
(photos I mean, there are only 8000 torches)
I think emily likes ribbena, in other news:
my shirt is in the wash