There is a new 3D map on the market. A popular UK local search and business directory portal Yell.com has just added 3D view option to their online map. It is a totally different approach than Google and Microsoft’s 3D Earth concept or NearMap 4-directional flat view option. Yell.com has opted for a solution that appears to drape multi-directional aerial imagery over 3D point cloud. It offers true 360 degree view of objects on the ground and the map also has a control to adjust the tilt of the camera to the horizon. The level of detail is quite impressive and 3D effect is very realistic when you move around the map.
Yell.com map requires Flash Player and the map is viewable in a standard browser without additional plug-ins. For now Yell.com map covers four cites: London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, but more UK towns will be added soon.
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