3D Map with Realtime Shadows

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The F4 Map is a 3D map where the shadows on the map are displayed in real-time and reflect the position of the sun. The shadows move throughout the day. The map includes 3d buildings and trees.

Dynamic Holland Shading is another map that includes dynamic hill shading based on the date and time of day. Move the date and time of day sliders and you can see the hill shading update instantly on the map. The dynamic hill shading is powered by a combination of MapBox’s dynamic hillshading and the SunCalc library.

You can view 360 degree imagery shot by Photo Sphere posted on Google Maps and Views. With an Android Jelly Bean 4.2 Nexus device, you can contribute your own photo spheres.

Google photo tours, a feature of Google Maps, guides you through a 3D photo scene. Photo tours are available for more than 15,000 popular sites around the world, from famous landmarks such as St. Mark’s Basilica in Italy to scenic treasures like Half Dome in Yosemite.

Google’s new Camera app, available today for KitKat (4.4), features Lens Blur, a new mode that lets you take a photo with a shallow depth of field using your Android phone or tablet.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 9:51 am .

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