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Old 11-13-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Google has just updated their google maps to include "street view". Someone just drove up and down every single street in the city of Chicago in a van with a 360 degree camera taking pictures every second or so. Now anyone can "drive around town" without leaving their home! Amazing!

This is a GREAT tool for people interested in buying/renting in the city. It gives them a chance to look at the surrounding neighborhood, shops, etc. My wife and I spent all evening looking around the areas we're looking into. Killa sweet!

Google Maps "street view" in Chicago.


Click on the little yellow dude and drag him to a blue colored street. Click on him again and start looking around!
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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It is pretty sweet
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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That is pretty cool, but some of the areas I wanted to see didnt have any pictures. Oh well....
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:11 AM
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I can tell what time of year the pictures of my apartment were taken. It is a bit bizarre to see pictures of the plants in my window on google.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Can anyone get the pics of Wrigleyville to pop up? I click on the little guy and the screen is just black, doesnt show anything near the Addison/Clark/Waveland area?
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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steve-o, we had the same problem at first on my wife's older version of firefox/mac. i don't know, but you might try making sure you're using all the right 'wares.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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Oh my god thank you so much! I didnt know about this ive been relying on text to learn about neighborhoods!
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Oh my god thank you so much! I didnt know about this ive been relying on text to learn about neighborhoods!
Streetview is a good way to learn about how the neighborhood may look in its building stock (though it's old and you won't see the new things that have been built in the last handful of years in it often). It won't make you get a feel for the dynamicism of the neighborhood though.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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Please check the dates on the postings, five years in internet time is approximately two decades ...
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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lulz at people being amazed by streetview back then
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