Google Maps has been a revelation of sorts, for a whole generation. They have now taken it upon themselves to let you preview the route ahead in glistening 3D. Might seem like overkill to some, but its worth it. You will be able to recognize the terrain, and the buildings even before seeing them in the flesh.
Google announced this on its official Google Maps blog today; the launch of its 3D route preview. Currently on Google Maps for the web, users now have the option to see how a route looks like in 3D by clicking the 3D play button. The map will switch to Earth view and automatically flyover your best recommended route. You can pause the flight at anytime to explore the surroundings or even skip ahead or backwards if you want. Once you’re done with the 3D view, you can simply click 2D to go back to the regular view.
Check out 3D view at the Google Maps website now. Looks good doesn’t it?