google recently updated the google earth views of new york city. the update features 3-d images of thousands of new buildings covering the entire island of manhattan. only a few buildings had be given the 3-d treatment at this time last year, as you can see from the second image below. the project hints at a future where all cities and even the whole world are navigable in three dimensions. the new york update is all in high resolution and allows users to literally walk the virtual streets of new york. this is perfect for those who want to visit new york in spite of the financial crisis.

google updates 3 d new york city

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