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Google Street View

Posted in product review by beebe4 on June 6, 2007

south beachGoogle has rolled out there answer to Microsoft Live Map’s Birds Eye View, and they are calling it Street View.  I took it for a test drive today and went around South Beach and it kinda felt like I was in the back of a car driving around.  Some things were annoying like the fact that as you navigate down a street, typically the same car is in the same scene.

I am sure that Google will continue to add lots more streets soon, but right now I still think that Microsoft’s Birds Eye View has the upper hand based on available areas of coverage. 

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  1. Patrick said, on June 7, 2007 at 7:42 am

    lol I guess I’m the only one that thinks that this step is a little too… up close and personal. Could you imagine looking out your living room window only to see a weird looking car with a guy taking a picture of your street… or a guy standing behind a 360 degree camera in the middle of the street holding up traffic. Maybe it’s a van with “Google Maps” on the side with a bunch of cameras on top.

  2. Beebe4 said, on June 7, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Looks like they found a pictures of… check out this post: http://www.engadget.com/2007/05/31/the-google-street-view-vehicle-revealed/


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