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GIS Lounge: Helicopter View and Airport Maps

GIS Lounge: Helicopter View and Airport Maps | Geography Education | Scoop.it
In news from the online mapping world, Google has added helicopter views to its Google Maps.  The new functionality allows viewers to preview driving directions in 3D.  To access the new feature, enter a request for driving directions on Google Maps.
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Kim Vignale's comment, November 15, 2011 11:20 PM
Before the helicopter view option was available, google maps users would have to read turn by turn directions. Now, helicopter view can help people visualize the directions they are heading. It also gives the opportunity for a regular person to see how airplane/helicopter pilots view the world. This tool gives viewers more of a 3D view of the world and the direction they are heading.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 16, 2011 7:10 PM
My question is this: does it provide more information to the map user or is it simply a 'cool' technological innovation?
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