The table below details many of the differences between the competing 3D imagery products that are now available to the mass market on Google and Apple platforms.
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The screenshots below illustrate San Francisco's Transamerica Pyramid in the competing 3D building layer products currently available to the mass market on Google and Apple platforms. Note how the entire urban fabric is rendered in the computer generated maps, whereas Google's legacy building layer has missing buildings and contains stylistically different models due to it's human-crafted origin.
|Google's Legacy Building Layer (Human Created)|
|Google's New 3D Imagery (Computer Generated)|
|Apple's Maps (Computer Generated)|
Interested in seeing what these 3D building models look like on the inside? The following images show the interior space of the top floors of the Transamerica Pyramid building, all oriented from the same direction. Click the image to expand.
|Trimble's 3D Warehouse (Legacy)|
|Apple's 3D Buildings|
|Google's New 3D Imagery|