Google has just released Earth view – new imagery for Google Maps. The new view, available to all those that have installed Google Earth browser plugin, enables you to view Google Earth 3D imagery and more in Google Maps. To use Earth View in Google Maps simply click the “Earth” button next to the map, statellite, et buttons in the upper-right corner of Google Maps.
Basically Google Maps now supports a multi-dimensional exploration of the world in a similar way to Google Earth and you can also share the Google Maps Earth views just as you would share any other view in Google Maps. Likewise you can create placemarks whilst using the Earth View.
There are 36 places showcased. You can view them by clicking the “More places” link. Some of the 3D views that you can look at include the Reichstag,
the Taj Mahal, the Sydney Opera House, the Leaning tower of Pisa, the Matterhorn, Table Mountain and an underwater, 3D view of the wreckage of the Titanic.
This might be useful for those students using Google maps as they will be able to view locations in 3D as well as use 3D imagery in any Google Maps tours.
It is worth playing around with Earth View for yourself to really get a feel for it or you can choose to watch the video below to learn more about it.