Google Maps London In 3D

Google Maps has launched 3D mapping of London today, ensuring that even less work will get done on one of the hottest days of the year.

Using 45-degree aerial imagery, the company has mapped the capital — allowing users to zoom in on Google Maps or Google Earth to show landmarks and buildings in 3D. You can then pan, zoom, tilt and rotate to have a good look around.

We found the edge of the 3D section which you can see in one of the Battersea pictures.

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  • Chris Neale

    Hasn’t Bing Maps had this facility for ages???

    Over a fair bit of the country as well.

    • Clunking Fist

      Aye, that’s why it’s worth investing in two 24″ (or bigger) monitors: Bing open on one, Google Street view on the other. Magic.

  • Frogmella

    How do you get it to work?

    • BethPH

      Zoom in, click the Google Earth button then use the tilt button. That was how I did it anyway! Though it’s annoyingly hard to move in small increments unless my PC/mouse wasn’t coping with it very well.

  • Neil Evans

    I’ve yet to see a way of accessing this?