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Old 06-13-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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What is Google Street View?

Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps and Google Earth that provides 360° panoramic street-level views and allows users to view parts of selected cities and their surrounding metropolitan areas at ground level. When it was launched on May 25, 2007, only five cities were included. It has since expanded to more than 40 U.S. cities, and includes the suburbs of many, and in some cases, other nearby cities.
Google Street View displays photos that were previously taken by a camera mounted on an automobile, and can be navigated using either the arrow keys on the keyboard or by using the mouse to click on arrows displayed on the screen. Using these devices, the photos can be viewed in different sizes, from any direction, and from a variety of angles. Lines that are displayed along the street that is shown indicate the direction followed by that street.



How to Use it

Just go to Google.com then click on the "MAPS" link at the top next to images.

Type in an address then search...There should be a little photo to the right. Click on the link called "Street view" and it will show you a still image of that location (It will freak you out).


I saw my pops car and people walking when I did my mothers address. Try it and play aound with it. You can use it to look at an area you plan to move to. I typed in "Riverdale avenue and Livonia avenue brooklyn, ny" and it even gave me the intersection snapshot (if you don't know an exact address).

This is my first post because I just had to let you all know about this feature since I always see people asking about how some places look.

TRY It OUT!!!! Lata
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Aren't those images outdated though? I heard that the satellite views are old. Maybe they updated. All I know is they're beating Mapquest for directions because Mapquest can't seem to find addresses much.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Aren't those images outdated though? I heard that the satellite views are old. Maybe they updated. All I know is they're beating Mapquest for directions because Mapquest can't seem to find addresses much.
StreetView is not the same thing as the satelllite view. The street views in Indianapolis are from last summer.

I remember when Indy was viewable for the first time last fall, pretty interesting. I could see my car parked and my building. Neat stuff! Check out this site for more fun with StreetView:

StreetViewFun | Funny google maps street views
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: North BX
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This isnt new...
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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This isnt new...
If something been out with only a few cites then WHy would it even be considered new then. it's new now to me because It has "Many " places now and the chances of you finding your location is alot greater. Don't bash the thread if you have no input
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