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This article was published on September 28, 2012

Google Maps brings 45-degree views and updated aerial imagery to loads of new locations

Google Maps brings 45-degree views and updated aerial imagery to loads of new locations Image by: Justin Sullivan
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Brad McCarty

A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.

To those of us who have been big fans of Google’s high-definition imagery and 45-degree angles in Maps, it’s a great day as the team adds loads of new locations. 51 new cities get the 45-degree treatment, while 112 countries and 17 cities get updated satellite and aerial imagery.

A couple examples that Google notes for the 45-degree imagery are Pisa, Italy and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

 

The news comes just one day after we heard that Google is planning to bring Street View to its mobile Maps application within the next two weeks.

While it’s not quite as cool as Google’s recent announcement of undersea views, it’s still a great way to pull up some not-so-familiar locations and get a birds-eye view of them. Sorry Apple, but no amount of apology letters is going to make up for the shortcomings that Google seems to fill with abandon.

Image: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

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