but Hamburg in 3D

Most cityscapes on Google Earth are flat — simple satellite photographs in two-dimensional space. In a few cases, like New York or San Francisco, a user can soar through a forest of blocky white skyscrapers with no detail on the facades; only major landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge have been filled in. But soon — in the next few days or weeks — downtown Hamburg will take a bow as Google’s first viable three-dimensional city.

"With the textured facades, Hamburg is the first city worldwide that can be seen in such detail," Google spokesman Stefan Keuchel said in Hamburg on Wednesday, without mentioning exactly when hundreds of buildings in Hamburg’s downtown were due to go live in 3D.

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Posted: January 19th, 2007
at 12:15am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: web,architecture

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