I was messing around with Google Earth last night on my phone, seeing how well it can now render 3D spaces. As you can see above, it can do New York City pretty damn well. If it weren't for the icons, in fact, you could probably confuse that shot for a low-res photo. It didn't do such a good job on my street, in Canberra, Australia.


Which Google Earth seems to think is the ground in a late-90s flight simulator. And this is, I'm guessing, the SVGA version! I'd hate to see what the VGA terrain looks like.

What about you guys? Have you got the fancy 3D treatment where you live, or are you wishing your local council wold upgrade from their 486 SX33?