Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Google Maps: Street View

I am pretty sure that anyone reading this (all 2 of you) know about map sites like mapquest, google maps, or whatever. Well, this is not to introduce you to the sites themselves but a feature of my favorite of the sites, Google Maps.

So let's say you are trying to find directions to a house on a side of town that you are not very familiar with. You have the direction and you even printed off a map with a little line leading right to the house. Well that's all fine and good. Unfortunately, you don't know the area to well and you don't really want to have to search through the neighborhood trying to follow the directions to Walnut Drive (or whatver) some obscure road. Well, never you fear. Google Maps can help you get to your destination by showing you what the road looks like from the perspective of a driver. How, you might ask? Street View. Google Maps has sent (is sending) drivers all over the country to take 360 degree pictures on every road in major cities. Pretty sweet huh. Try it out. Enter your address into Google Maps and if it provides a link to street view you can see the street from the street rather than the satellite.

Below is a picture of my favorite Subway and Albertson's Grocery store in Street View.

1 comment:

Ty & Masha said...

Robby, you are crazy. This website is awesome.