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May 30th, 2007

Google Maps Street View

Google Maps is just great. But you all knew that.

Yesterday Ryan alerted me to their new Street View feature, which lets you see things in a 360 degree panorama. The bad news is that it’s not available for a lot of cities – only a handful here in the US (and no Chicago, oddly) – but the good news is that it’s remarkable.

You can stand on the Golden Gate Bridge, for instance. Or see the lonely Pena Boulevard leading to DIA. It’s really spiffy.

Sure, other maps have done similar things before. But as usual Google has done it slickly and usefully. Very cool.

Posted in Technology

Merle June 3, 2007, 3:39 pm

I finally tried this over a decent network connection (it fails quite slowly at work, since they only have 128Kbps down). It’s.. okay.

I prefer the old a9 map street views. But Amazon dropped their maps, so that’s gone.

And they went down the street next to where I live, but not my street. Sniff!

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