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May 5, 2010

Google Earth for Google Maps: Pretty Pictures

Filed under: Technology & Internet — Chris Chaten @ 12:34 PM

If you haven’t checked out the Google Earth integration into Google Maps, you might want to check it out. Instead of downloading, installing, and maintaining a separate software program, Google has found a way to add the 3d buildings from Earth software right into Google Maps.

This will be very useful when checking out new locations or acclimating yourself to an area or landmarks.  It’s pretty quick and very detailed in urban areas.  Check out a few shots.
Wrigley Field:


Downtown Chicago:


Apple Store and Bergdorfs, NYC:


And finally, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, the Taco Bell by Wrigley Field:


-Chris

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  2. […] Early last year, Google added the ability to render 3D buildings directly through the browser.  It’s been a long time coming, but my alma mater, Denison University, has added 3D renderings of the campus buildings to Google Earth.  It’s a fairly faithful rendering, and it’s fun flying around the campus checking out the old haunts. […]

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