Users of the search giant’s Google Earth can now add a new layer that lets them wander a 3D version of ancient Rome (or at least they will be shortly. Google has just issued a service advisory, titled “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, announcing a delay of 24 hours or so before the new service goes live).
The latest addition in Google’s product release frenzy graphically recreates Rome as it looked 1688 years ago under Emperor Constantine. Users can take a virtual stroll around 6700 buildings, crafted in 3D in cooperation with the Rome Reborn project – a virtual reality project that saw UCLA, the University of Virginia, the Politecnico di Milano and others create a 3D model of the city in 320AD.
I am a huge Romophile so am downloading that for sure.