I found this way cool mapping app in iTunes for our upcoming trip to New York City.
Recce provides an animated 3-D view of New York City that allows you to zoom in and out of neighborhoods, and locate places of interest.
The app enables you to visualize very realistic representations of the city.
The developers call it “immersive 3D cities on the fly.”
Recce includes functions that allow you to locate the usual services such as restaurants and hotels.
It also pulls in information on location specific shopping and dining deals from Yelp.
It is really fun to use — you feel like you are flying around New York and and practically peeking into buildings.
The app is currently available in three separate editions for New York City, San Francisco, and London.
All three apps are free on iTunes.