Google Maps 3D never looked too good to me, Nokia’s attempt is considerably more impressive though. Using technology developed by Saab (see below), Nokia has created some truly awesome 3D maps of the largest cities – right down to individual vehicles being three-dimensional objects. This would make a great map for GTA 5, the graphics look about right… It’s so good that Paul Wex has created an arty video demonstrating this technologies’ potential to replace helicopter fly overs for movies. Have a gander below. [here]
This video from Saab gives us an idea of how this system works to capture and process images to create such a detailed and life-like maps.