Thursday, May 31, 2007

Google Street View

Every once in awhile I see a new computer application that makes me sit back and think "Wow!" (and no this isn't an advertisement for Vista). Google added a new feature to their Google Maps project called Street View. Basically, this lets you view panorama pictures at street level of any place in certain cities; currently restricted to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, Miami, and New York.
The cool thing is that you can actually "walk" along the street, look around 360 degrees, and zoom in/out. I'm not sure how the privacy issues will work out for Google since you can clearly view people and license plates, but I can't wait until they expand to other cities (and countries).
Also, Google put out a nice (but kind of quirky) tutorial on YouTube.

1 comment:

noisycity said...

I added here the most amazing Street View.