Google Maps: Street View

Google recently added a fantastic new feature to their Google Maps service called “Street View”. Google has sent vehicles fitted with a 360° camera driving down hundreds of roads, taking thousands upon thousands of photos. At each point where one of these photos was taken, you can zoom in and have a zoom-able, full 360° view of the surrounding area from that point. It’s incredible!

Here is an example, chosen for its shameless humor value: 588 44th Ave, San Francisco, California, USA

You can click and drag the image to rotate your view, and you can use the slider on the top-left to zoom in and out. I hope they’ll eventually get to doing this with my home town, but I’m not holding my breath.

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