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Google Maps goes 3D and offline: CNET News Video

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CNET News Video: Google Maps goes 3D and offline

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At Google's offices here in San Francisco, the company unveils a full 3D version of Google Earth along with an offline version of Google Maps.

Here in Google San Francisco offices the company just announced three major new additions to Google earth and Google -- so what we're looking at here. Is a preview of some new technology but I'm showing here is an example of this new -- imagery. And reconstructed buildings. On Galaxy Nexus. And here I am in San Francisco -- gonna go ahead in and around. And show. The fact that I can just fly around these three new models we haven't that announced an exact date but this is in the coming out and it in the coming weeks where does -- -- come from do you own or a contractor own airplanes to do this. So we do have -- planes as well as contract with partners. For acquiring the imagery that's necessary for. Creating these 3-D reconstruction so we're really excited about bringing this technology to users wherever they are on whatever platform there and. Today I'm here to tell you that -- no longer need those paper -- Like many other Google apps Google Maps is going offline. Once you confirm your selection -- Apple automatically start down onto the device and as you can see the -- may be clear at this in normal. But I think it off the plane and start zooming in -- is that the map. Is virtually unusable as a comparison. The device but we have just downloaded. The Google map. As they started zooming in the map remains clear. Even down to street -- See you can easily see where you are and where you can do so -- the trucker. Provision for them Fuller -- we -- you know users. And what you was partners and there it is this fall and even sooner. -- -- or bunch of places and and bring -- imagery that the when he dreamed of but yeah.

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