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Google Maps: 3D London Models Arrive At Last, And They're Beautiful

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Google has unveiled a new 3D model of London giving Maps users a stunning new view of the capital.

The search giant was able to recreate the entire city in 3D, allowing anyone to zoom, pan and rotate the map as they like.

The update is now available in Google Maps and Google Earth, and follows a long process of evolution since 3D buildings first came to Google's maps in 2006.

London is the fifth city in the UK to gain 3D maps after Reading, Leeds, Birmingham and Stoke on Trent. Similar 3D models have been available in other maps apps like Apple Maps and Microsoft's equivalent for some time.

Google said: "Using 45-degree aerial imagery, we're able to 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 of the city.

"As you zoom into London on Google Maps or Google Earth, buildings and terrain will start to appear in 3D."

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