Denver 1 of 20 cities to get Google Earth 3D treatment

7:10 AM, Aug 10, 2012   |    comments
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Google Earth's 3D imagery was introduced less than two months ago. Google says it provides a way to fly through full metropolitan areas in 3D. Denver is one of only 20 cities in the world to receive the 3D map treatment. Google plans to keep building and releasing more areas. "We're rolling this out over a period of time and right now it's available on mobile devices but we're looking at a lot of cool cities," said Google Spokesman Daniel Sieberg.

On Thursday, the 3D imagery became available on all iOS devices running iOS 4.2 and newer and Android.

Google says the new 3D cityscapes are automatically created - complete with buildings, terrain and even landscaping - based on 45-degree aerial imagery.

On 9NEWS' Morning Show, Business Reporter Gregg Moss asked Sieberg if people needed to be concerned about privacy. "The resolution is just not there when it comes to people worrying about their privacy. There's no way to identify anybody. I think that there's really not a big concern. We obviously take privacy very seriously at Google, but it's just not an issue here," said Sieberg.

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