Google Launches Street View Maps

Another great and hot news from Google: Street Views. Wonder what’s that? Do not. It’s exactly as google said: A street view.
Not to be left behind, Google announced their own bit of mapping news at O’Reilly’s Where 2.0 conference today: the debut of ‘Street View’ maps. The new maps are essentially a 360 panoramic image taken from a specific point on the street

The Street View maps are developed in partnership with Immersive Media, which according to the O’Reilly Radar blog is “a company that has an eleven lens camera capable of taking full, high-res video while driving along city streets.” What that means is that these Street View maps, because they are extracted from video shot while driving, are not just static images at random points around the city. They can be advanced fluidly down the street.

Google Street Walk in San Francisco

(see an example here).
The full article: Google Streets View maps.

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