Check Out Google Maps's New Airplane View

By Wesley Fenlon

Just what Google Maps needed: a new perspective.

One of Bing Maps’ neatest tricks is slowly but surely making its way to Google’s side of the street. A Google Maps list of cities with 45 degree imagery showcases a number of cities with airplane view satellite imagery, replacing flat map data with a more angled 3D perspective. And they’re not just the biggest cities in the world--there’s no New York, but Bloemfontein, South Africa is among the included locales.

amazing 3D aerial photography to make its way into Google Maps as soon as possible.