Google is recently demoed the new 3D maps technology in the new mobile version of Google Earth. The giant search company explained that a plane will fly around some US cities to provide a complete render image of 3D maps on the Google Earth.
Google also explain that the offline version of Google Map will be released soon. However, it will be available exclusively for Android system. This is mean that users are able to load their saved map file and plan some long distance travel, without having to connect their device to an Internet network.
Some Google Executives that also attend the new Google Earth demo said that the offline Google Map will still included on the next version of iOS. This statement is also a clarified rumors that said Apple is about to dump Google Map in iOS 6.0. The Cupertino based company is expected to reveal detailed info about the next version of iOS at Worldwide Developer Conference next week.
The new 3D technology on Google Earth will be available in various cities in the next few weeks. According to the product manager of Google Earth, Peter Birch, the new service will cover metropolitan areas around the world. It is mean that Google will be able to cover more than 300 millions people around the world.
Google Earth was considered as the 3D version of Google Maps since few years ago, although you can access the Earth feature within the Maps service. This new 3D interface will help to integrate these two services. Maps is already available in 187 different countries now. The amazing turn-by-tun directions is now cover up to 29 countries.
What makes the 3D maps technology possible is the fact that Google has already have license for it’s own Sat-Nav system. They’ve been using it to monitor and create bird view maps for Google Earth in the past five years. With the help from data they gathered from Google Map team and the satellite, the company is able to provide a 3D render image of buildings and the whole landscape of a city. Users should be able to take a virtual tour in a town, use the turn-by-turn guide in 45 degrees view, and many more. Google Map Team also able to add more 3D model to update their current map data.
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