Google Earth Updates New York to Near Photo-Realism

December 18 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets   Year: 2008   Rating: 6 Hot

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The Google Earth Blog announced it has made a huge update to New York City regarding 3D buildings.  "Google has completed nearly every building in Manhattan Island for Google Earth. Just fly to "New York City" and turn on the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth."  Google engineers tried to keep a lot of user-submitted 3D buildings along with their own updates.  Head on over to their site to see before and after pictures of the update, it gives you the same feeling the latest update for Google Streetview gives you — Awed and creepy.

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  1. Wow such a huge difference. It’s a pretty daunting task to imagine trying to do all the major cities like that, but if they can get users to submit buildings of their own cities then that would be awesome.

    Posted by: Adam Cutsinger   December 19, 2008
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  2. “Tomorrow’s next major NYC terrorist attack, brought to you in part by Google Maps.” I always thought Google wasn’t updating NYC for security reasons… guess they don’t care all that much. How are they coming along with those Pentagon close-ups??

    Posted by: Marisa Vitols   December 25, 2008
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