27 Jul '12, 2pm

Google Updates Earth For iOS With More 3D, Adds Default City Location To PC Maps

Google Updates Earth For iOS With More 3D, Adds Default City Location To PC Maps

In early June, at its “next dimension” mapping event , Google promised more complete 3D coverage in Google Earth. Yesterday it rolled out new versions of Earth for iOS devices. The list of fully rendered 3D cities includes: “Boulder, Boston, Charlotte, Lawrence (Kan.), Long Beach (Ca.), Los Angeles, Portland (Ore.), San Diego, Santa Cruz, Tampa, Tucson, and the San Francisco Bay Area (including the Peninsula and East Bay) as well as Rome, Italy.” The images appear pretty crisp and render quickly. However Apple Insider does a side by side comparison of Google and Apple maps and argues that Apple Maps have sharper 3D rendering at higher levels of zoom. The Google LatLong blog also announced yesterday that it was using a default city location in Maps to remove the step of entering location and make it faster to find places of interest: Today we’re making Google Maps more usef...

Full article: http://searchengineland.com/google-updates-earth-for-ios-...

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