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Google World?

by on Nov.23, 2008, under google

I was thinking the other day.
Google has vast amounts of data about the world.
Everything from high res satellite images to street maps to street view images.
They even have 3d buildings in some places.

What if they are trying to make a 100% seamless 3d world?
Where you can zoom in from space and see satellite images and as you get closer you get fully textured 3d buildings and even closer you get detailed street images?
All seamlessly stitched together to make a high quality fluid world.
The technology exists – it just needs to be fine tuned and perfected.

Why did I think of this?
Has anyone else noticed the lack of street view in Google Earth?
The logical thing for them to do is not implement it the way Google Maps uses it but to combine it with the satellite imagery.

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