Ovi Maps: Incredibly Realistic 3D Maps

Posted: April 21, 2011 in misc, technology

This is truly amazing: Ovi Maps 3D is an online application that allows you to look at maps of various cities around the world…in 3D (i.e. buildings are realistically modeled and colored).  Google Maps does have some cities in 3D, but the models are pretty blocky and are a boring grayish color.  Ovi Maps 3D takes things to a completely new level.  Check out these screen shots from Chicago (click on an image to make it larger).  Remember, none of these shote are photographs – they were all digitally generated and are thus fully navigable:

Millennium Park

Trump Tower & the Chicago River

The Moody Bible Institute

John Hancock Tower & Lake Michigan

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