Google Maps launches 3D view of Taipei today

Google Maps now offers 3D view of Taipei, 3 other cities in Taiwan

Google Maps 3D view of Taipei. (Screenshot from Google Maps)

Google Maps 3D view of Taipei. (Screenshot from Google Maps)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Maps today (Feb. 13) updated its product to show 3D views of Taipei City, as well as three other cities in Taiwan.

Effective today, users of Google Maps can now access 3D views of Taipei City, New Taipei City, Taoyuan, and Taichung, with more cities in Taiwan to be available in the near future. The most obvious change is the dramatic way Taipei 101 stands out in Taipei's landscape.

To launch the 3D view, go to Google Maps, type in the landmark to be viewed, and then click on the hamburger menu icon on the left to expand the available options, and click on "Satellite."

Default overhead view. (Screenshot from Google Maps)

The map should now appear in 3D. Click on the compass icon on the lower right hand corner to rotate the view.

To tilt the view, click on the 3D icon just below the compass icon. To zoom in and out, click the plus and minus buttons below the 3D icon, or scroll up or down with the mouse.

Moving the mouse up and down or left and right will also change the position of the map.

Titled view see after clicking 3D icon. (Screenshot from Google Maps)

Hold the Ctrl key and drag the mouse to tilt the image up and down and side to side.

Currently, Google Maps has enabled 3D views of the four cities of Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, and Taichung. In the future, Google will expand the availability of 3D satellite images to other areas in Taiwan.

Side view after holding Ctrl key and dragging mouse to desired angle. (Screenshot from Google Maps)