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Very cool Google maps street view

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ondeadline, May 30, 2007.

  1. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Google has launched an amazing new feature for Google Maps called "street view." It's only available for San Francisco, New York City, Las Vegas, Denver and Miami. Street View gives you the ability to view 360° panoramas of street-level imagery on Google Maps.

    <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=37.09024,-95.712891&spn=47.167389,92.8125&z=4&om=1&layer=c">
    Here's one link that shows you the cities.</a>
  2. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    The heck with that.. go to the Weather Channel's website and use their interactive maps and see how much you can zoom and still get a radar image. It's pretty amazing when you can see what part of town the heaviest rain is in and the parts of town where the rain isn't hard.
  3. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    You'd better look a little deeper at Google Maps and Google Earth.
  4. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    EStreet, I'm not seeing the interactive maps on the WC Web site, and either way, seriously, Google Maps/Earth is absolutely ridiculous. You've got to give it a shot.
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Those Google Maps/Earth are pretty amazing.
    However, on the weather channel website, if you go to a specific city's page, then go to the bottom of that page, you'll get the radar for that city and there's a button that says "click to interact"
    It works best if you go somewhere that you know it's raining. For instance, this map of the Chicago area:

    you can zoom in pretty close with the radar. For instance when I looked earlier, in the Chicago area it was raining in Arrigo Park, but not in Little Italy.... on the map it looks like they're only 10-12 blocks apart.
  6. sportsgopher

    sportsgopher Member

  7. NDub

    NDub Guest

    Drudgereport.com's headline is about GoogleEarth's ability to zoom in on people and license plates. He doesn't have a link to a story, just the images.
  8. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    This is how Google created the street view: http://www.boingboing.net/2007/05/31/google_maps_zoom_her.html
  9. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    And the cool stuff folks are finding in the pics:
  10. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    That's amazing as well as terrifying.

    And you thought you only needed to worry about BLOGS!
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