Nokia Developing 3D Rival To Google Street View

Nokia and its mapping division Navteq are busy developing a rival to Google’s Street View, a service that will apparently offer full 3D computer models of villages, towns and cities. According to them, while Google’s Street View provides panoramic views from many of the world’s streets, it still falls short of a true 3D experience. What Nokia is working on is full 3D rendering of our locations and environments. This service will rely on two technologies, one to construct a virtual cityscape, while the other will clothe it in images taken from real life. The question is, will Nokia’s new service be able to challenge Google’s already established Street View service?

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