Google Maps Adds More 3D Goodness with Parallax Views [VIDEO]

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April 28, 2012

Google Maps lovers, the object of your affection has just been further improved. Take a look at this video that shows you how Google has applied way-cool graphics magic to Google Maps, making landmarks and buildings look a whole lot more 3D.

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Google's new parallax view, seen in the Google Maps rendered map view, brings landmarks to life, giving them a perspective they didn't have before.

So as you wander around Google Maps on your virtual tourism adventures, take a look at famous landmarks and even buildings in your neighborhood from a variety of heretofore-unseen angles. To experience this coolness, on the Google Maps page click Map view and be sure to enable "Maps GL" on the left to get the full effect.

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[via Google Lat Long Blog]

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