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Nokia Maps 3D WebGL brings Google Earth to the browser

October 27th 2011

Following close on the heels of Google Maps releasing their WebGL based mapping engine, Nokia has taken it to the next level bringing 3D Google Earth style maps to WebGL as well, and boy is is smooth!  Not only can you spin the Earth around, and fly to places in 3D, but many of the buildings in major cities are available in 3D as well, such as the screenshot of San Francisco below.

Thanks to WebGL and modern GPUs, we are going to see a lot more of these traditionally native exclusive tasks coming to the web as well, and creating great smooth web experiences for users.  Super awesome!