Google Releases 3D Imagery on Google Earth for Android

June 28, 2012  - By
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Google announced, via its Lat Lon Blog, 3D imagery on their latest version of Google Earth for Android.

Google announced with 3D imagery, there is now a new way to explore the world, right from the palm of your hand with a 3D view of your favorite metropolitan area. Now you can soar above your favorite cities in 3D, with Google Earth for mobile.

Google reports they recently shared a preview of this striking new 3D imagery and starting today, users can take flight with their latest version of Google Earth for Android. An updated version of Google Earth for iOS will be also be available soon.

According to the announcement, creating the comprehensive 3D experience is possible due to advanced image processing. Using 45-degree aerial imagery, Google said its able to automatically recreate entire metropolitan areas in 3D. This means every building (not just the famous landmarks), the terrain, and any surrounding landscape of trees are included to provide a much more accurate and realistic experience.


Initial 3D imagery cities are: Boulder, Boston, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Antonio, Charlotte, Tucson, Lawrence, Portland, Tampa, Rome or the San Francisco Bay Area (including the Peninsula and East Bay). Google said it will continue to release new 3D imagery for places around the world over the coming months; by the end of the year, they aim to have new 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people.

Download the latest Google Earth for Android here.


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