The google map of Prishtina in Google has advanced rendering and brings new and detailed 3D Images to the users.
When switching to Earth View on Google Maps and when tilting the view, something beautiful happens with Prishtina. The whole capital of Kosovo, has been brought in 3D Imagery showcasing entire buildings in detail, including government buildings, apartments, bridges, landscapes, etc in very precise conditions and amazing details.
Tirana, Skopje, Sofia, Belgrade or Athens still don’t have this 3D Imagery View on Google Maps on Earth View, while the closest city benefiting from this Google Technology is Zagreb in Croatia, Plovdiv in Bulgaria or Timisoara in Romania.
The Google Maps Imagery Updates, includes only the above mentioned cities so far on the map, while Prishtina looks new to the spot, which makes sense since it has been not officially added to the list, yet the imagery has been implemented on Google Maps.
How does 3D Imagery work? As you zoom in, buildings and terrain will start to appear in 3D. Once you can see the buildings, pan, zoom, tilt and rotate to explore the 3D environment.Â You can view 3D imagery when you’re using Google Maps on Desktop.
You enable this view by clicking Earth View on Google Maps on the browser and by clicking on the tilt view icon to explore more.
How does Google make buildings and cityscapes 3D? Google uses a combination of imagery rendering techniques and computer vision that automatically create 3D cityscapes, complete with buildings, terrain and even landscaping, from 45-degree aerial imagery.
You may find Building Detection and Description from a Single Intensity Image useful if you want to learn more in this direction. You may also find automating roof orientation detection from satellite imagery and How to extract road and building features from raster data? from the GIS.SE useful.
See for yourself and explore the raw expansion of the city of Prishtina.