Building outlines now appearing in London, Paris, Barcelona, and more

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM


Since early 2007, Google Maps has made maps more lifelike by showing 3D building outlines when zoomed into cities. If you’re planning to walk down a street, you should know whether to expect low buildings, skyscrapers, or some cool architecture! Then the release of Google Maps 5.0 for Android ushered in the next-generation of mobile maps where you can rotate, tilt, and zoom in and out of 3D maps on a mobile device.

Now, 3D buildings are available in London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Singapore, Lisbon, Boulder, and 11 major cities in South Africa. These buildings will appear in both Google Maps and Google Maps for mobile.


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Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

3D buildings in London and Barcelona

Enjoy the new buildings from Boulder to Bloemfontein!