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Author Topic: Google Maps gone 3D  (Read 1842 times)

Ronski

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Google Maps gone 3D
« on: March 17, 2016, 10:07:49 AM »

My brother told me about this the other day, he was looking at Sidcup and said it was in 3D, I just yeah they've been doing that for some time, but this is on a whole new level and is nothing short of amazing! Even the tree's are 3D!

Sidcup  https://goo.gl/maps/wwY9KhCu8xK2

London Eye. https://goo.gl/maps/emFwWatoqa22

Really needs doing on a computer, just go to google maps satellite view, then hold the shift key and left mouse button to tilt and rotate.

Closest thing I can relate it to is how Sketchup  works when panning around a model.
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William Grimsley

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Re: Google Maps gone 3D
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 04:36:22 PM »

This type of 3D has been on Google Maps for quite a long time.
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Re: Google Maps gone 3D
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 04:38:03 PM »

Ah!   Thank you for that - it explains something.
 
My daughter is looking at new houses in a different city and phoned me this morning with the details of one and I was looking at it on google maps.   I couldn't understand quite what was happening with the rendering   (which at times appeared blocky or blue).   I said to her on the phone g.maps is doing something weird and I was zooming up and down the particular street noticing that things 'were different somehow' depending on angles.     I guess I must have pushed my luck a bit too much though because eventually I caused firefox to crash.

Warning it can use quite a bit of RAM ... and the memory leakage/issue with firefox  causes it to frequently crash.   Works better in chrome.
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Re: Google Maps gone 3D
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 07:59:41 PM »

We have had 3D google earth maps in my area for 8 months it looks like a 3D playstation 2 game with badly rendered polygon overlay mapping.

But it's good fun when your enter flight simulation mode with controller and select SR22 enjoy your flight  :)
« Last Edit: March 17, 2016, 08:07:50 PM by NewtronStar »
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Re: Google Maps gone 3D
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 12:47:36 AM »

Street view looks different, but no houses rendered as 3D blocks at IV49 9BN. Not yet. Looking down on Broadford in Google Earth, looks the same, 2D very poor res.
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Re: Google Maps gone 3D
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 11:17:23 AM »

The earth's still flat here in Northamptonshire.
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Ronski

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Re: Google Maps gone 3D
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 01:22:56 PM »

It's still flat down here in sunny Broadstairs too.
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