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Google takes Google maps to the next stage

June 7, 2012 by  
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Google takes Google maps to the next stage

Google maps is currently developing the latest in Google takes Google maps to the next stage by upgrading their normal Google maps to 3D.

Google is currently deploying a fleet of small aeroplanes that are equipped with cameras and plenty of technology to capture a 3D image of their already existing maps.

Google Has already put their new idea to the test over 7 cities already and hopes to release all information and collected images by the end of the year.

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Here is an image that has been released of San Francisco in 3D… 

Google takes Google maps to the next stage

 Peter Birch, product manager of Google Earth says “We’re trying to create the illusion that you’re just flying over the city, almost as if you were in your own personal helicopter”

Google are facing increasing competition since Apple removed Google Maps from their iPhone 5 in favour of their own Apple maps software. Thankfully for Google, Apple are coming from quite a way behind and their Maps App is full of errors and issues, but knowing Apple, they will catch up very quickly and Google want to keep one step in front.


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