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Google Maps on desktop now shows the Earth as a 3D globe

4 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

While Google has been busy adding updates to its Maps app , the search giant took its time announcing the most important one yet. When you open Google Maps on your desktop computer and zoom all the way out, the world now appears as a 3D globe rather than the usual flat two-dimensional map. Adding another dimension to Maps takes care of the issue of displaying incorrect proportions in a flat view of the Earth, especially as you move further away from the equator.
No more flat Earth
The original flat depiction of the Earth distorted the size of areas in higher latitudes significantly, making...
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