New 3D buildings in Google MapsGL

The MapsGL mode of Google Maps is continuing to improve and offer some great features, and the newest is the shaded 3D buildings that we’ve seen in standard maps for a while now. The new buildings certainly add a lot to the look of the maps, as you can see in some of these before/after shots:

Could the next step be textured buildings? ┬áIt seems unlikely at this point, but with the rate they’re adding features to MapsGL, anything is possible.

(via Google Lat Long Blog)