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Internet users can now take a walk through virtual Belgrade as the Serbian capital gets its first three-dimensional map.
"Belgrade in 3D" can be viewed on Google Earth and anyone interested can take a virtual stroll through the city streets.
The map went live following the announcement by the Belgrade Tourism Organization, TOB, that it had completed the first stage of its project to create a three-dimensional map of the Serbian capital.
The first stage of the project involved mapping the traditional Belgrade landmarks from the very heart of the city, those that have the greatest historical and architectural significance like the Kalemegdan fort, Knez Mihajlova Street, Kosancicev Venac and the city port.
A second stage of the 3D map is now being planned and and it will involve creating 3D images of the buildings in all the city squares, and the mapping out of the bohemian neighbourhood of Skadarlija and the Dedinje neighbourhood.
The idea to create “3D Belgrade” came from Zeljko Zdravkovic in 2009, who himself has modelled well over hundreds of buildings one can find on Google Earth.
According to Zdravkovic, the fact that more than 700 million people use Google Earth daily speaks enough about the popularity of this type of promotion of the city.
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