Search engine titan Google has included 3D maps and a handy tour guide feature to its Google Earth app. The new lucrative feature will help owners of the new iPad, the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S virtually fly through a number of prominent cities including Los Angeles, Boston, Santa Cruz, San Francisco and Rome.
Google said it would continue adding new features and releasing 3D images for each celebrated locations in the world gradually.
In a post on Google’s Lat Long blog Peter Birch, Google Earth Product Manager, said: “We’ll keep building and releasing 3D imagery for new locations as fast as we can and by the end of the year we aim to have coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people.”
Moreover, the newly included tour guide feature that enables iDevice owners to explore attractive sites in more than 110 countries is available for iOS now.
“We’ve put together short tours of thousands of famous places and historical sites across the globe so it’s easier than ever to discover amazing places,” Peter Birch continued.
“Just pull up the tab at the bottom of the screen to open the tour guide. Each image highlights a tours or place of interest in the area you are looking. Click on an item and you will be flown there. As you fly in and around the sites, snippets from Wikipedia provide additional information about the location. It’s like having a local expert right beside you!” he added.