Who cares about 3D maps? →

September 26th, 2012

If this story is true, Google are putting off bringing a native Google Maps app to the iPhone, until they’ve integrated the Google Earth 3D stuff in it, to match Apple’s 3D maps.

I just don’t get why the 3D stuff is useful on a map? Google Earth is great, and it’s fun to explore cities by flying around, but turn-by-turn and navigation features (like public transport schedules) are the killer features for maps. Google Maps already has street-view. Use that as the differentiator from Apple.

It’s all just rumours, anyway. But I thought I’d share my thoughts.

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