Google Maps to get much improved 3D rendering in major cities around the world

Google has announced that they are going to roll out 3D imagery of major cities around the world on Google Maps platform.

This imagery is being created using multiple technologies and is significantly more accurate compared to previous editions.

The company said that they aim to cover a population of 300 million with 3D imagery on Google Maps by the end of the current year.

Google added:

Since 2006, we’ve had textured 3D buildings in Google Earth, and today we are excited to announce that we will begin adding 3D models to entire metropolitan areas to Google Earth on mobile devices. This is possible thanks to a combination of our new imagery rendering techniques and computer vision that let us automatically create 3D cityscapes, complete with buildings, terrain and even landscaping, from 45-degree aerial imagery.