Apple & Google 3D Maps

Posted by Sam Churchill on

Google on Friday said it will unveil “the next dimension of Google Maps,” hinting it may also have some new 3D features on tap. The invite-only event is set for Wednesday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific.

The Web giant will also “demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually.”

Meanwhile, Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app with 3D mapping is coming this summer, and BGR has photos (below).

Apple is now putting the finishing touches on its 3D mapping functionality, and it is currently being tested in build 10A3XX of iOS 6. It could be announced at WWDC in two weeks. It is expected to sidestep Google’s maps.

The iPhone version of Maps has a floating locate me button. To access 3D mode, which will make use of Apple’s C3 Technologies acquisition, you have to peel back the lower right corner of Maps and enable 3D mode.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 1:43 pm .

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