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Submission + - Google Adds 3D Helicopter View to Google Maps (

Zothecula writes: Those not content with a getting a 2D top-down or 360-degree street level view of a planned route using Google Maps can now enjoy a virtual flight over the route thanks to Google adding a new Helicopter View. The new feature, which currently only works in a full browser and requires the Google Earth plugin, lets users see 3D view, should come in particularly handy for walkers or bike riders looking for a more intuitive view of potentially tiring hills.
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Google Adds 3D Helicopter View to Google Maps

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