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Found this one through Slashgeo: http://sh.edushi.com/

It's all in Chinese, but it looks like they used the Google Maps API for this. Sure is interesting.
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nice and cool, although I am not so keen on the 'marzipan' color scheme (the pinks and greens). I like the isometric look, and they are beautifully rendered (I miss the sim-city 'pixelated' 8-bit look!)

It is not the Google Maps API though, there is no isometric views in Google maps nor coverage over China (with the exception of HK and Macau).

But they have used a similar interface/model, if that is what you mean (with pre-rendered tiles and heavy usage of DHTML/AJAX).

Here is some more info: Edushi (on a blog)
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It is not the Google Maps API though, there is no isometric views in Google maps nor coverage over China (with the exception of HK and Macau).

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Actually... I think it is. There used to be a hack to add your own map tiles to Google Maps, but that only works with version 1 of the API. It looks like they just added isometric renders as map tiles.
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Google Earth has aerial coverage of central Shanghai, at least. I used the aerials a few weeks ago to try to create an accurate map of the central city. All the published maps I could find included a lot of wishful thinking and conjecture about the Pudong side.
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ok, i see -- but Hans - wouldn't it be problems with them having an isometric view? there are some open source solutions/intiatives that have a very similar interface.
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