3D buildings in Google Maps for Android arise in London, Paris, Barcelona, and more

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | 9:35 AM


Last December, the release of Google Maps 5.0 for Android ushered in the next-generation of mobile maps where you can rotate, tilt, and zoom in and out of 3D maps. Whether you’re on the go or playing with a new phone, seeing a 3D skyline spring up in New York City, Zurich, Milan, and other cities is a helpful, fun, and unique experience--an experience we want as many of you as we can to have for your city.


We've been adding more cities and you will now find that 3D buildings are available in London, Paris, Barcelona, Stockholm, Singapore, Lisbon, Boulder, and 11 major cities in South Africa.

3D buildings in London and Barcelona

You don’t need to update the app, just open Google Maps for mobile on your phone with Android 2.0+ and zoom in to a city with 3D buildings. Enjoy!

24 comments:

dige00 said...

Wonderfull! Google maps is very good! But in Italy there are maps 5 years before now....
:)

Traspler said...

Nice but the 3D buildings in Zurich (Switzerland) are still a mess :/

Talesian said...

Hi guys. I have just loaded maps and there are no 3D buildings in London. Do I need to refresh the cache?
Cheers.

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Simon Janes said...

Will this be avalebal for the desktop vertion anytime soon?

androidsuomi said...

Now just add navigation to finland please.

chs121 said...

Buenos Aires, Argentina also has 3d buildings

Shilpi said...

This is going to be great and the view is too good...

e30ernest said...

The Google Maps Android app is a truly excellent piece of software. It's good to see a wider coverage on the 3D maps. It really sets it apart from the web app versions on other devices.

- Ernest
Mobile App Developer

Marc said...

Love the added areas.

I noticed the desktop link to maps now has a new icon, love that too, will the Android app be getting that as well?

IMHO I think it's time for an icon update ...

Marc

Ricard said...

I have an Android 2.1-update1 and it doesn't run.

Elena said...

nice article
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Amzo said...

Swedish folks are patiently waiting for navigation to be finally available.
As a suggestion,what about rolling it out progressively?
1st Stockholm the the other major cities,the rest is pretty easy,its just forests!
:D

Basjohn said...

South Africans are waiting for Navigation to stop being falsely disabled (I mean it's obvious it works here as some "mods" have proven to me) and for us to also have it so we can make use of these features.

I highly recommend android phones but have had some VERY VERY upset friends and family who found out navigation is "unavailable" the hard way.

Kinda shocked you guys didn't sort this out for the world cup actually, imagine all the Android users who were lost and frustrated?

Codefrux Technologies said...

Nice Article of this Amazing news on Google Map...i like it! Thanks for sharing...

admin said...

From the Market, it was noted that Google Maps app requires Android 2.1 and up. But here you stated that it can run on Android 2.0+. Then which one is more appropriate?

EMK said...

Oslo, Norway also has 3d.

Jyri said...

Who needs 3D when 2D navigation does not work?

Google Plus Features said...

I have used this on my Android phone and found it really good. The 3D views are just amazing.

Google Plus Features

. said...

"...and Europe where both Navigation and real-time traffic data are available"

is this a joke ? sweden is not listed. I bought a Samsung S2 and thought that Google Maps was a good app. But i got really dissapointed. I will buy a real nav prog with turn by turn.
It´s just annoying to watch nice video of how google maps works, and it is not available i my country. And the function Directions is not for people who is driving a car, it´s the same as a papermap. Why does google release maps with directions ? what was google thinking ? Directions has NO use what so ever for us who use nav in cars...

So the problem is now that i can´t uninstall google maps... i don´t want a app on my phone that is not working in my country.
I´m really dissapointed....

giunda said...

Nice but the 3D buildings in Zurich free online Puzzle games

wollac11 said...

London is not working for me on my Nexus one. Is it only parts of London? I have tired Oslo and that worked.

Harapan Rachman said...

Please Google, add Jakarta for 3D maps