Wednesday , August 22 2018

Chances are when you were a kid you had a blow up Globe; I know I did. Google has released a nice little change to Google Maps recently that means when you zoom out – and I mean way out – no longer is the world flat like our ancestors used to believe. Rather, the map rounds out and eventually transforms into a smooth 3D globe, as shown above.

It’s pretty simple to use and it looks really good too. Just head to Google Maps on your computer (it doesn’t work on mobile devices yet) and just zoom all the way out. Take a look at our little walkthrough video below:

It’s a small change, but it looks amazing. I think you’ll agree.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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That’ll annoy the flat eathers

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Gr8 comment made me laugh.

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