Where does google have the 45 degree map view?
March 2, 2011 10:21 AM   Subscribe

In what areas of the world has Google Maps implemented their 45 degree "satellite" view, other than South Africa and San Diego, CA?

Last year a new feature was unveiled on Google Maps, partially for the World Cup, where when you zoom in close enough in satellite view the perspective changes to an oblique overhead view instead of directly overhead. This is similar to Bing's Bird's Eye view, but at least in San Diego, google's images have much higher resolution. Has this option been enabled anywhere other than San Diego and South Africa? Is there anywhere I can find out where this option exists, or what google's plans for implementation (if any) are?
posted by LionIndex to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
It works for Austin. I kinda hate it as it hides what I'm looking for behind tall buildings. Is there a way to disable it, or is the trick to just not zoom in as far?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:25 AM on March 2, 2011


SF Bay Area
posted by Long Way To Go at 10:27 AM on March 2, 2011


You can rotate the view, for one thing. Otherwise, there is an option checkbox in the menu for satellite view, similar to the terrain feature in the map view. The interface has changed recently - it used to be you selected "overhead" or "45 degree" view, but now there's just a checkbox for 45 that defaults to checked. Unchecking it takes you back to overhead.
posted by LionIndex at 10:28 AM on March 2, 2011


SF Bay Area

Anywhere specifically? Because it doesn't work on downtown SF, and I would have killed for this for a project I'm working on in Vallejo.
posted by LionIndex at 10:31 AM on March 2, 2011


Here's a Google Map that marks all locations that have them: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=112099477591857711257.00048ad05c320f746f5c2&t=h&ll=8.787199,-45.827047&spn=85.447389,153.703486&dap=&source=embed

Also, Bing Maps has similar images for a much larger portion of the country.
posted by alaijmw at 10:34 AM on March 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Bingo. That's exactly what I needed.

Also, Bing Maps has similar images for a much larger portion of the country.

Yeah, I acknowledged that in the question. More coverage, but you can't zoom in as close.
posted by LionIndex at 10:43 AM on March 2, 2011


Yeah, I acknowledged that in the question. More coverage, but you can't zoom in as close.

D'oh! Totally missed that, my bad.
posted by alaijmw at 10:44 AM on March 2, 2011


Downtown Oakland has this, which I just accidentally discovered and then thought "hey, didn't someone ask this on Metafilter?"
posted by madcaptenor at 5:41 PM on March 5, 2011


« Older Help me make a great first impression with my...   |   uTorrent is teh suck Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.