Especially for those interested to watch the Royal Wedding but have not managed an invite, here's a piece of good news. Google has expanded its 3D imagery available via Google Earth and will enable viewers to watch the entire royal wedding procession of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Google intends to make it so realistic and will cover the route starting from Westminster Abbey, the 3D route will then move to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Number 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade, the Royal Mall (with 3D trees lining the route), before culminating at the Buckingham Palace.
To see the tree-lined avenues in full greenery and to fully enjoy the landmarks on the way, users are advised to select the '3D buildings box' in the left-hand panel under "Layers" and then type 'London' into the search bar on the top left and use the navigation controls to seek the view they wish for. Users can also access the shot through 'Earth View' on Google Maps in the browser.
Phil Verney, programme manager, Google Earth and Maps has been quoted as saying to The Telegraph, "We've also turned St James' Park, Green Park and Hyde Park into a 3D lush green carpet, thanks to the help of our friends at the Royal Parks. We've modeled five different species of trees, and virtually planted more than 12,000 individual trees."