You know what’s happening between Google and Apple in the map space. Here’s the latest in that line: Google has launched the highly detailed 3D maps for Android at I/O. Google Earth for Android Version 7.0 is now available for download at the Google Plat store.
This new 3D imagery is created by using the 45-degree aerial photographs which shows objects as small as trees. The company is already collecting such photographs in many metropolitan areas.
3D imagery is not available all over the world though. If you are in one of those lucky cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, L.A., San Diego, Portland, Boulder, Charlotte,Tucson,Tampa or Rome, Italy, you can happily have the 3D maps at your service.
Google will continue to release more 3D imagery over the coming months. The company says the plan is to offer 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people.
Google has also added a new Tour Guide feature to Google Earth that lets you find interesting sights in the world. Apparently, the company doesn’t just want people to find information, but also to get lost and just explore.
Google also reiterated its plans to remain available in Apple devices saying an iOS version will be coming soon.
Go grab the update and let us know what you think.