[aprssig] GOogle Maps 3D!

Andrew Jorgensen andrew at jorgensenfamily.us
Mon Apr 27 23:13:18 CDT 2015


On recent versions of Google Maps on the web, satellite view is now called
earth view. It was really cool to see the 3D of my house and the trees
around it. Thanks Bob!

Andrew, KC7RBW

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015, 1:28 PM Jeff Dugas (Mobile) <N5TEV at compuserve.com>
wrote:

> Bob,
>
> That is interesting. I could not see it in Google Maps, but I did see the
> 3D details when using Google Earth.
>
> Since it's not everywhere, someone must have edited your area and added
> all that detail. Impressive.
>
>
> 73,
> Jeff
> N5TEV
>
> -----Original Message-----
>
> Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
>
> I just noticed that google maps (maps.google.com) is now quite 3D.
>
>
>
> At first I was going to complain because it appeared they had removed fine
> detail in the trees over my yard and were just kinda using crude
> synthesized generic foliage probably to save bandwidth.
>
>
>
> But then I happened to hit the TILT button and the trees came alive.
> Every tree seems to have been modeled in 3D and so as you tilt and move
> around the views, you can see under the trees.  Then I noticed every house
> was in 3D!  Tilt and look from all four sides and you see all four sides of
> a house!
>
>
>
> Probably is not like this everywhere, but here is my neighborhood:
>
>
>
> Thomas Rd, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060
>
>
>
> Even the telephone poles are individually in 3D..
>
>
>
> Amazing.
>
>
>
> Bob, WB4APR
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