Fly through Boulder in 3-D

Google Inc. this afternoon announced the launch of its latest Google Earth for mobile technology, which allows people to soar through cities in 3-D.

Boulder — where the internet giant employs more than 200 people — is one of 17 initial cities in the 3-D rendering project.

According to Google’s blog, the company updated the technology for its Google Earth for Android platform and soon will extend that to iOS.

Creating this comprehensive 3D experience is possible due to advanced image processing. Using 45-degree aerial imagery, we’re able to automatically recreate entire metropolitan areas in 3D. This means every building (not just the famous landmarks), the terrain, and any surrounding landscape of trees are included to provide a much more accurate and realistic experience.

About Alicia Wallace

Alicia Wallace is the business reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera.
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