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Google Earth 4

The final version of Earth 4 has been enhanced with hundreds of new 3D models, such as the World Financial center in New York, next to Ground Zero.

The final version of Earth 4 has been enhanced with hundreds of new 3D models, such as the World Financial center in New York, next to Ground Zero.

In some places, the photography and rendering is detailed enough to actually read the name of the buildings. This is a view of downtown Los Angeles.

In some places, the photography and rendering is detailed enough to actually read the name of the buildings. This is a view of downtown Los Angeles.

The Golden Gate is now available in 3D as well. But, on a closer look, ...

The Golden Gate is now available in 3D as well. But, on a closer look, ...

... you can see the overlay that can't quite match the satellite data. But, no question about it. The combination of vector and pixel data is impressive - much like a mid-90s video game.

... you can see the overlay that can’t quite match the satellite data. But, no question about it. The combination of vector and pixel data is impressive - much like a mid-90s video game.

San Francisco downtown with the Transamerica building.

San Francisco downtown with the Transamerica building.

Chicago downtown with the Sears Tower (left), the John Hancock building (in the back) and the Aon Center (far right).

Chicago downtown with the Sears Tower (left), the John Hancock building (in the back) and the Aon Center (far right).

Going around the world: Our favorite - the Eiffel Tower in Paris, ...

Going around the world : Our favorite - the Eiffel Tower in Paris, ...

... the Colosseum in Rome, ...

... the Colosseum in Rome, ...

... and the Pyramids in Gizeh, Egypt.

... and the Pyramids in Gizeh, Egypt.

Detail isn't that great everywhere. This example is the Olympic Stadium in Munich, home of the 1972 Olympic Games.

Detail isn’t that great everywhere. This example is the Olympic Stadium in Munich, home of the 1972 Olympic Games.

Another example in Germany: The Reichstag building, home of the German government.

Another example in Germany : The Reichstag building, home of the German government.