Is your city in 3D?
, make sure you are in “Earth” view (icon down left).
Zoom into your city and use the compass tilt. Shortcut is ctrl+left mouse button and drag mouse around.
I’ve always been pretty impressed with Google Map’s. Navigation and traffic information is really helpful and street view even more amazing. Google continues to impress by giving Google Earth Pro for free, and expanding their 3D world.
3D imaginary have for some time been available from Google in some big cities, but lately it seems they have used their engines to build 3D images in many minor cities as well.
Their so called stereophotogrammetry from aerial imagery is done possible by taking pictures from different angles and using that to automatically generate the 3D structure. By judging the quality of the 3D objects, it seems Google have pretty detailed pictures from multiple sources, satellite, street view, pictures from users? …just guessing
Take my hometown Sandefjord
as an example, with population of 45.000, now available in pretty impressive 3D.