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Google Maps adds birdseye view

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Oct 2011 23:15 User comments (3)

Google Maps adds birdseye view Google has added a helicopter 3D view of the route to their popular Maps GPS service.
The new button gives users a chance to see the 3D birdseye view of the route, an addition to all standard navigation/direction features.

After selecting a start and finish point, hit the "3D" button next to "Driving Directions," says DT.

When 3D is pressed, the map will show off the route via Google Earth view, sending you soaring through the directions.

You can pause at any time.

Google says the rollout is starting this week and will hit all regions eventually.

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3 user comments

13.10.2011 1:16
llongtheD
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Fantastic, I look forward to the constant drone of copters flying around the neighborhood, lol. If your too dumb to follow turn by turn gps directions, or read a map, what is this going to do for you? Maybe they just put up a satellite with better optics?


If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

23.10.2011 6:41

This could be very useful if you had a flying car...



38.10.2011 12:16

I have done a fair bit of driving across US in 70s. The only aid available were the maps available for FREE at the gas stations. I never once had any problems.

Unless one is driving at night under blackout order - circa WW II - why should one need such a gizmo? How stupid should one be?

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