Wednesday, June 08, 2005

3D Google Maps

Tom Foremski reports that:
    Google plans to use trucks equipped with lasers and digital photographic equipment to create a realistic 3D online version of San Francisco, and eventually other major US cities.

    The move would trump Amazon's A9 service, which offers two-dimensional photos of buildings on US city streets.
[via Matt Marshall]

Update: Brad Hill has a post with links to details of how all this works, including pictures and a technical paper (PDF).

Update: Danny Sullivan points out that Google's Keyhole software already does 3D city maps.

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