Posts Tagged ‘street view’


May 11, 2012

Artist Jon Rafman has been collecting screen captures of Google Street Views. Many of the images are remarkable and some just plain weird. They appear to be, as the artist states on his blog, “more truthful and more transparent” because of the unbiased manner in which they are recorded.

[Thanks to JS for this suggestion]


Escape the map

April 10, 2012

Actually a slick piece of advertising for a major manufacturer of motor cars, this remarkable immersive and interactive site takes its inspiration from Google Street View.


Driving simulator

March 11, 2011

TOTD regularly uses Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Earth and the excellent air photo imagery available via Bing’s bird’s-eye view. This site is perhaps only a driving simulator in the sense that you enter a start and end point and it navigates between the two. What’s more interesting, however, is the fact that it displays all four map/photo views on the same page and updates them simultaneously.


June 24, 2010

Launched in June 2010, the Historypin site states that it aims to become the largest user-generated archive of the world’s historical images and stories. Using Google Maps and Street View technology, users can upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the Historypin map. Old photographs can be layered onto modern Street View scenes.

It’s a global project, but it would be great to get some more historic photos of Portsmouth on the site.

Business interior photos

April 27, 2010

We’ve covered Google Street View before on TOTD, but now Google is working on a project to make the interiors of business premises available. TOTD hasn’t come across any examples yet, but one can get an idea of what is to come since this so called ‘Store View’ has been done before by the Dutch directory publisher De Telefoongids.

Click on the orange icon outside a shop and you can have a look inside.

Google Street View

March 24, 2009

Google launched its Street View service in the UK last week. Portsmouth has yet to be covered, but Users of Google Earth can at least have a close look at Southampton.

You can listen to a BBC report about Street View here:

Street View has raised all sorts of privacy issues. Since the launch, several images have been removed following complaints, including one of the entrance to Downing Street. The Telegraph is just one of many sites that has posted some of the ‘funny’ images captured by Google’s customised camera cars: