New 45° Imagery for 26 Cities; Street View Captures European Football Championships Stadiums in Poland and Ukraine; Share Google+ Public Posts with Orkut Friends

This week, Google released new 45° imagery update for Google Maps contains coverage for 16 U.S. and 10 international locations. This update also includes our first 45° imagery for Poland and Ireland.Here is the full list of updated cities:US: Albany, GA (outskirts); Atascocita, TX; Clarksville, TN; Columbia, MO; Corpus Christi, TX; Fayetteville, NC; Fort Collins, […]

This week, Google released new 45° imagery update for Google Maps contains coverage for 16 U.S. and 10 international locations. This update also includes our first 45° imagery for Poland and Ireland.

Here is the full list of updated cities:

US: Albany, GA (outskirts); Atascocita, TX; Clarksville, TN; Columbia, MO; Corpus Christi, TX; Fayetteville, NC; Fort Collins, CO; Fort Smith, AR; Greensboro, NC; Jackson, TN; Lafayette, LA; Plaquemine, LA; Pueblo, CO; Santa Fe, NM; Texarkana, AR; Tyler, TX

International: Bern, Switzerland; Cracow, Poland; Dublin, Ireland; Gdansk, Poland; Lugo, Spain; Ourense, Spain; Poznan, Poland; Warsaw, Poland; Wroclaw, Poland; Zurich, Switzerland

Google Maps 45 Degree imagery: Kraków, Poland

Also, this summer, Poland and Ukraine will hosting the European Football Championships. For those fans unable to attend but keen to sample what lies in store for the players and fans, Google Street View cars and trikes captured the 8 stadiums to offer 360° street-level images of the grounds.

As a bonus, many of Poland and Ukraine's tournament stadiums have also been modelled in amazing 3D detail, allowing fans to fly in and out of these fantastic sports venues.

"To access the 3D imagery simply turn on the 3D buildings layer in Google Earth or switch to Earth View in Google Maps, and zoom in to the chosen destination," posted Pascale Milite, Program Manager, Google Street View.

In other Google news,

For all Orkut users who also use Google+ to share their updates with their Orkut friends by linking their profiles -- "After you link your profiles, your Orkut profile photo and name will be the same as your Google+ photo and name," posted Google.

In addition, you will be able to share all your public Google+ posts with your Orkut friends. "Your Google+ posts to limited audience or specific circles will remain on Google+ only and will be subject to your privacy settings. As a result, linking your profiles will also make it easier for your Orkut friends to find you on Google+."

"Linking your Orkut and Google+ profiles is optional and you can decide whether you want to do it or not. In addition, even after you link them, you can decide if you want to share your public posts with your Orkut friends or not just by accessing your Orkut settings," Google adds.

Linking Orkut and Google+ profiles

Share Google+ public posts with your Orkut friends