Google Earth

Google Improves 3D Models in Google Earth, Launching for iOS and Android in "Coming Weeks"

Todd Haselton

Google announced on Wednesday that it has made several improvements to its Google Earth software for Android and iOS devices. The company explained that it uses automated technology to extract 3D imagery from satellite images to improve the 3D models used in Google Earth. Planes with Google-designed camera systems fly over locations in a controlled pattern and take 45-degree angle shots...