Not sure why this took so long. Perhaps dealing with the satellite view. Regardless, its pretty nice. You need to have a desktop with a good graphics card and a browser that supports webGL. The latest Firefox and Chrome should be fine.

The two nice points, is VERY fast refresh, smooth transition from 2D to 3D and much nicer rendering of buildings when zoomed in.  I tried this on my laptop, that does not have graphics acceleration, and only Chrome would offer me the chance to access the mode.  Nice.  Sure it slows down a bit when zoomed out and making new calls, but once those vectors are cached, its pretty quick even in software rendering mode.  Now if I can only get this on my iPhone!

Check the Vid from Google…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X3EO_zehMkM

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