Google's Mapping Team Finish Building 3D London

By Gary Cutlack on at

Spinning around London's tourist hotspots via Google just got substantially more impressive, thanks to the overgrown search engine provider adding full 3D imagery and maps for the majority of London.

Viewers popping into the Google Earth layer via Maps can now enjoy proper 3D recreations of vast chunks of the city's terrain, ported in by manipulating 45-degree satellite imagery. Google claims that "every building" within London's metropolitan area is now included in its 3D mapping service, not just that pointy old bell tower and a couple of bridges. [Standard]