Tuesday

An Even Better Street View Experience

Google Street View is a remarkable technology; you can visit a Google Maps location almost literally anywhere on Earth and invoke Street View. This gives you a navigable 360 degree view of the location that is often remarkable in it's detail considering the huge scope of the project. I can "travel" around the town of my birth in Scotland from my kitchen table in Ohio, USA.

Well, prepare for an even better Street View, with improved images and fewer "stitching errors" - visual glitches that sometimes occur and jarringly take you out of the experience (you can "see the join", so to speak). Google is working with better cameras and software to upgrade the whole experience. There is also an app where those of us with 360 degree cameras can contribute to the experience, and these types of smartphone addons are becoming more popular.


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