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3D Google Maps added for London, Barcelona and More

Google has added a whole host of 3D buildings to its Google Maps service, marking a new wave of mapping detail for mobiles, tablets and computers.

As of right now you’ll be able to explore London, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Stockholm, Singapore, Boulder and 11 unnamed African cities and check out the 3D architecture on offer. London joins Birmingham and Cardiff, which were added in 3D last December with the release of Google Maps 5.0, as the third UK city to be mapped in 3D.

For London it seems Google have tried to cover the centre and most of the tourist attractions. You’ll be able to see Westminster including Big Ben, The Tower of London and Buckingham Palace in 3D, but Canary Wharf and the Millennium Dome just miss out on the third dimension.

We checked out London and it all looks pretty darn cool. Buckingham Place and Victoria can be seen above in 3D glory – this depth of mapping will certainly make navigating on foot in big places like London much easier!

The 3D mapping has been added to Google Maps on PC, Android Smartphones and Tablets and iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad without a software update required. Android users will get the most out of the new features as they can rotate and alter the viewing angle as well as zooming in, whereas Apple device users will only be able to zoom in unfortunately.

3D Google Maps awaits you, so what are you waiting for? Go check it out and let us know what you think via our Twitter Page!

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