to new imagery rendering techniques and computer vision, we're able to
create 3D cityscapes, complete with buildings, terrain and even
landscaping, from 45-degree aerial imagery.
By the end of the year, we aim to have 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people.......
Google announced that it will soon feature far better 3D maps in
Google Earth. The company also announced that Google Maps for mobile
will soon feature offline caching. This feature will come to Google Maps
to Android soon. Google says it wants to bring this feature to all
platforms in the long run. Users will be able to download parts of a map
to their devices and then use them when they are offline.
The company also announced that its Street View cars have now driven 5
million miles and collected 20 petabytes worth of imagery data. Google
also announced that it is bringing Map Maker to South Africa and Egypt
today. Google’s engineering director for Street View, Luc Vincent also
announced that the company has now managed to put the hardware that
Google uses to capture its Street View data into a backpack called the
Street View Trekker.
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