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Google Maps API ‘explore high-resolution overhead imagery’

Developers will now have access through the “Google Maps API” to high-resolution overhead imagery that’s presented in a new aerial perspective. “Currently available in 2 spots in California: San Jose and San Diego. This new perspective gives users ability to tilt their view of the world. In addition to seeing hotel rooftops like in our current “satellite” view, users can now see both rooftop and sides of hotel at an angle. In fact, users can rotate around all sides of a hotel to get 4 different views from back to front,” LatLong blog. “If you’re a geo developer, read Geo Developers blog or review implementation documentation that will explain how to quickly add this to your Google Maps API implementation. What’s great about this new imagery is that all of your existing data and Google Maps services like driving directions can be displayed on your map with no extra work.”

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