Tag: 3D

I want my 3D Maps (on Android) with KML

Google has been giving some sneak peaks at their new 3D / vector based maps for Android. We can only hope this will soon becoming to their HTML5 API so we can make it available to all BatchGeo / Maptive users.

There have been a lot of questions as to why Google did not include the 3D Google Earth functionality in the version 3 of their Google Maps API as they had in Google Maps version 2, this could be the reason.

Our hope is that the vector format matches the existing Google Earth KML spec, as there are a number of tools available for creating KML from a number of different formats.

The video below has a few glimses of the next version of Android “Honeycomb.” The 3D maps start about a minute and half in.