Google Street Map Fleet
I read this post some time ago talking about Google’s fleet of ‘camera cars’ which were setting out to take 360 degree views of streets to integrate with Google Maps. The idea is to give people actual street-level photographs of their destinations so that they might know where they are once they get there!
I then came across an article in today’s Orlando Sentinel announcing that the new technology is available and that Orlando is one of Google’s test markets. The actual photos within the maps are of very high quality…and you can use your mouse to pan in 360 mode and even advance down the street the way the actual vehicle must have traversed. Amazing technology!
You can try it out here. But be aware that the street view technology is only available in a few markets…