Google Maps News

New 3D imagery for Google Earth for mobile

Since 2006, we’ve had textured 3D buildings in Google Earth, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll begin adding 3D models to entire metropolitan areas to Google Earth on mobile devices in the near future. Thanks to new imagery rendering techniques and computer vision, we’re able to create 3D cityscapes, complete with buildings, terrain and

Street View Trekker

There’s a whole wilderness out there that is only accessible by foot. Street View Trekker solves that problem by enabling us to photograph beautiful places such as the Grand Canyon or Muir Woods so anyone can explore them. All the equipment fits in this one backpack.

Google Maps: The many dimensions of a modern map

For the last decade we’ve obsessed over building great maps for our users—maps that are comprehensive, accurate and easy to navigate. This video gives you a glimpse into that journey, and also talks about what’s next for Google Maps.

Tour the Amazon with Street View

Google Maps with Street View now allows you to visit parts of the Amazon Basin including the Rio Negro tributary and the surrounding communities.

Introducing the Street View snowmobile

http://google.com/games10 | Street View is now on the ski slopes! You can now see the venues for the games and the world’s first snowmobile Street View imagery on Google Maps.

Moon in Google Earth

Land on the Moon in Google Earth. With Moon in Google Earth, you can take tours narrated by Apollo astronauts, view 3D models of landed spacecraft, zoom into 360-degree photos, and watch rare TV footage of the Apollo missions. Download Google Earth 5.0 to start exploring the Moon. http://earth.google.com/moon/

Mars in Google Earth

Explore Mars in Google Earth 5.0. Be the first human to view images from NASA, take a narrated tour by Mars experts, view 3D rover models and search for famous Martian landmarks. Download at http://earth.google.com/mars