Nokia reveals Ovi Maps 3D
Nokia today announced a new update to its Ovi Maps that now offers 3D view of metropolitan areas. This goodies is available for the web version of the Ovi Maps and is now available for 20 cities around the world and will increase over time.
Nokia has partnered with C3, the leading provider of 3D mapping solutions, to make possible this 3D view and claims that the maps are incredibly realistic and displayed entire cities, including buildings, suburbs, parks, playgrounds, trees, and detailed 360-degree panoramic view of streets. The free feature will allow you to start from bird’s-eye view and scale up and down, and move around buildings, and areas of 20 towns, including:including : Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, London, Copenhagen, Florence, Helsinki, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Milan, New York, Oslo, Prague, San Francisco, Stockholm, Toronto, Venice andVienna.
The road-level imagery is now available for five cities, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and San Francisco.
To achieve that, C3 uses modern camera equipment to capture same object from up to 100 different angles, then image processing software recreate 3D view for each object – buildings, houses, trees, and hills.
Source: Nokia, Nokia Conversation