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Google Maps Adds Streetside Views

While it currently only works for cities like New York City, Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, and San Francisco, the new Google Maps feature allows you to click on a map location and look at a street view image of the block. Google explains:

Street View enables users to view and navigate within 360 degree street level imagery of various cities in the US. Street View provides users with a rich, immersive browsing experience directly in Google Maps, enabling greater understanding of a specific location or area. By clicking on the "Street View" button in Google Maps, users can navigate street level, panoramic imagery. With Street View users can virtually walk the streets of a city, check out a restaurant before arriving, and even zoom in on bus stops and street signs to make travel plans.

To test it out go to google maps for one of the participating cities and click on the "Street View" tab on the right. Then select your exact location. I wasted a good hour playing with this yesterday. I dare you to try not to.

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mangoheadguy mangoheadguy 8 years
They've got my location wrong. They have it at the OTHER end of the road. I wonder why.
saffy1227 saffy1227 9 years
geeky, but cool.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Ooh, exciting!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
This is so cool! But yes geek very 1984.
Tech Tech 9 years
I know. My street isn't on it, but I checked out in front of a couple of my friend's houses and saw their cars. It's a little 1984 if you ask me.
Row-D Row-D 9 years
I, too, was obsessed for a couple of hours. But also a bit creepy as you get a 360 degree view of my street, my house, my car parked on the street! And I could tell based on my plants the pic was taken sometime after Easter. Hmmmm.... did I see the person taking the pic and didn't notice?
smarler smarler 9 years
That's awesome. I see lots of fake sight-seeing in my immediate future.
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