Google and Apple 3D Mapping

Google and Apple set to announce their new mapping services – check out this video from Mashable

June 6th – Google Maps will announce it’s new mapping service “Gmaps”

June 11th – Apple will announce it’s 3D mapping service as well.

The comments on the article are very interesting and highlight questions surrounding 3D digital maps; mainly, what’s the point? 3D maps are often more difficult to interpret than 2D maps, and many would say that Google maps should work more on making navigation easier.

In any case, lots of interesting stuff happening this week in digital cartography!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: