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New 3D cities: some new, some ancient

Filed under: Site News — by at 5:27 pm on Friday, November 14, 2008

Google has brought out a handful of new 3D cities in the past few days.  Today saw the release of Seattle and Pittsburgh, both of which now have hundreds of full-color buildings and look excellent.  Here is a shot from Pittsburgh.

 

A few days ago, Google unveiled a new layer for Google Earth that has over 5700 hundred buildings from ancient Rome rebuilt in 3D.  It’s a slow-loading collection, but it is amazing.  Here is a short video introducing the new layer: