Sunday, 17 August 2008

Google Maps Streetview

There's been a lot of talk of late about Google Streetview - mainly because Google and their Streetview cameras have arrived in the UK.

Streetview Camera in Birmingham (Image: Flickr user 'thornj')

The Streetview feature has been available for a number of US cities for a while now, the route of this year's Tour de France was 'done' in Streetview, and imagery is now available for some Japanese and Australian cities. From a geographical point-of-view, this has huge potential - but not everybody is happy...

If you haven't yet investigated Streetview, go to and click on the Streetview box in the top right corner of the map... If you then zoom in on the US, France, Australia or Japan, and click on one of the cameras, you will be able to explore in 3D!

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