The new Ovi Maps 3D is now available in 20 countries around the world. according to the nokia more cities will be arriving in 3D over the coming months.Ovi Maps 3D was created by using a system from a company called C3.it used camera equipment to capture images of cities from up to 100 different angles.
By using the various camera angles to build the 3D models a virtual city is created. To colour in each building correctly, C3 simply drapes the 3D models with the images captured which then makes up the textures of the buildings to give them a more realistic look.
Nokia Ovi Maps 3D also has street level views in cities listed below:
San Francisco, New York, Miami, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Toronto, London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Milan, Venice, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, Prague, Vienna and more to come. The streets in downtown can be seen in London, San Francisco, Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen.
visit maps.ovi.com for latest update , click on the 3D button at the top right of the screen, install the plugin and navigate to one of the cities mentioned in the quote above.