New York goes 3-D with Google

The city of New York and Google have partnered up to create a 3-D map using Google Maps API to create a virtual tour of the destination points of where you would like to travel in the city's five boroughs. The maps are displayed using a custom made table, similar to Microsoft Surface, in a fully interactive touch screen that can add venues to your planned route of New York.

The city will be available in the five boroughs in 3-D, with locations such as hotels, restaurants and entertainment, with the addition of promotions and savings in selected places. You can print the details or send the details of locations to your email or mobile phone on either, Blackberry, T-Mobile's G1, iPhone or any Windows Mobile device. With Google Maps, view walking or driving directions to your venue of choice, with a list of places in the area to visit and see, which also includes Google Street View of the locations.

The locations to view New York City tours Information Center is at 810 Seventh Avenue between 52nd and 53rd street, where the real 3-D display of the city is at. Small "puck" like discs are available with imbedded information on them that display all the information once placed onto the surface of the table, giving you a 3-D view and information.

View the short clip to get the experience of the tour guide:

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