Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Explore the World in 3D


Maps 3D is an impressive interactive mapping tool which you can use to generate a 3d WebGL scene for any location in the world.

Creating your own WebGL scene with Maps 3D is very simple. All you need to do is select an area anywhere in the world on a 2D interactive Google Map. Maps 3D then uses Mapbox terrain data and HERE maps satellite imagery to generate a 3D model of your selected location.

You can use your mouse or keyboard arrow keys to explore your generated 3D scene. Maps 3D works impressively quickly in generating each 3D scene. The generated 3D model also rotates and zooms in and out with impressive speed.

If you like your generated WebGL scene you can share a link to your 3D map. Maps 3D is currently in a BETA release and the developer is working hard to add an option to download completed 3D models to view offline on mobile devices.
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