Google keeps amazing us… Behold “Google Streets”.

May 31, 2007 at 12:12 1 comment

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Google Street View is a new feature of Google Maps that allows you to quickly and easily view and navigate high-resolution, 360 degree street level images of various cities.

With the new feature in Google Maps, street level imagery is available for maps of the San Francisco area, New York, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami, and will soon expand to other metropolitan regions, Google said in a statement. Let’s hope they don’t forget Europe.

UPDATE 06/06: It didn’t take long before anyone detected “strange” photo’s in Google’s StreetView. Well, here’s a guy taking a leak 🙂

Users looking at Google Maps through a Web browser can navigate around a city, “virtually” walking the streets, checking out restaurants and landmarks and even zoom in on bus stops or street signs to make travel plans.

Try it out yourself at http://maps.google.com , or check out this video:

In the meantime, Microsoft’s Live Search Maps has launched “photo-realistic, 3D imagery” of New York City. There will be real-time traffic information and listings included. Here’s the view from Central Park, looking south:

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