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Venice on Google Maps
« on: July 08, 2011, 07:45:40 AM »
Check it out! It's absolutely beautiful. Does anyone know how this was taken? And are there any other cities that are like this?
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Re: Venice on Google Maps
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 08:35:47 AM »
what do u mean?

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Re: Venice on Google Maps
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 09:32:17 AM »
i actually dont think its so nice from the top

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Re: Venice on Google Maps
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 09:37:31 AM »
what do u mean?
i actually dont think its so nice from the top

Did you try zooming in a little?

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Re: Venice on Google Maps
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 09:42:55 AM »
Check it out! It's absolutely breathtaking. Does anyone know how this was taken? And are there any other cities that are like this?

Looks like it might've been done aerially (i.e. by plane/helicopter). Bing maps also has aerial photos of Venice, albeit  not as good IMHO.

It seems Florence (and probably other cities as well, I haven't searched), have been done this way as well. When you switch directions on the compass, you get a whole new (angled) picture, not just a rotation of the same picture.

Try Google Earth and also specifically try Bing Earth as I remember being able to manipulate the 3d view to get stunning visuals (outside of Venice as well). In fact if it's for visuals of the cities themselves (as opposed to mapping), I'd say Bing maps's birds-eye view (in the browser) it much better than Google Maps (Bing Maps also has aerial view which is similar to Google's satellite view).
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Re: Venice on Google Maps
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 09:49:15 AM »
Looks like it might've been done aerially (i.e. by plane/helicopter). Bing maps also has aerial photos of Venice, albeit  not as good IMHO.

It seems Florence (and probably other cities as well, I haven't searched), have been done this way as well. When you switch directions on the compass, you get a whole new (angled) picture, not just a rotation of the same picture.

Try Google Earth and also specifically try Bing Earth as I remember being able to manipulate the 3d view to get stunning visuals (outside of Venice as well). In fact if it's for visuals of the cities themselves (as opposed to mapping), I'd say Bing maps's birds-eye view (in the browser) it much better than Google Maps (Bing Maps also has aerial view which is similar to Google's satellite view).
google maps has arial photos of most cities

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Re: Venice on Google Maps
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 09:51:20 AM »
google maps has arial photos of most cities

Right, but MAnhattan looks bleh in Gmaps, while Bing maps (Bird-Eye) looks great .
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