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Old 06-20-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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A COOL new feature where you can click on a street in a city, and you can view it's neighborhood... spinning the "camera" 360 so you can see the panorama of the surroundings of where you just clicked on the street level!

Go to this link: Google Maps

Click on the "Street View - New" button next to the other buttons (traffic, map, satellite, hybrid).

You should see cameras overlaying the cities that have street view available.

Pick one city (San Francisco is one of them), zoom into the street level. You should see streets highlighted in blue...

Click wherever the streets/roads are highlighted in blue.

You should see a panorama of the surroundings of where you just clicked!

So fooking neat!!!
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:50 PM
 
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Google Earth is great too. You can actually see the buildings in 3-D. Awesome!
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:20 AM
 
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some people are starting to get a little nervous about that feature--invasion of privacy since it can catch them unaware when they are maybe in the back yards and stuff...
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:01 PM
 
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some people are starting to get a little nervous about that feature--invasion of privacy since it can catch them unaware when they are maybe in the back yards and stuff...
Oh, the pictures are not "live". They are only photos. The last time I checked, the photos were from 2005.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:52 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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what are they doing in there backyard they should be concern about and street views not backyard.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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Good job Google. As for the privacy issue, it is a public street.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I can see you working in your front yard near a few blocks from Central Park
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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street view is awesome! I had to walk over to an office on Park Ave South in Manhattan the other day and used streetview to get an idea of what the building looked like so I wouldn't pass it. My only gripe is that it looks like the photos in Manhattan were taken at 6 AM on a Sunday. There's NOBODY on the streets and many of the storefronts are locked up. Makes NYC look kinda barren and depressing. Kinda reminds me of some "walks of shame" back to Penn Station.
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