Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Key West Street View Now Available on Google Maps

Street View, a Google Maps project photo-documenting the streets of the world, is now available for Key West.


To see the images:
  • Go to www.google.com/maps and search/zoom to Key West.
  • Click the grey "Street View" button on the upper right corner of the map.
  • Next, you'll see blue highlighting on the streets that have images in Street View. Click anywhere on a highlighted street to see the images Google has captured. (Also, you can drag the yellow human icon to a place you are interested in.)
  • Once you see an image, navigate along the streets using the arrows overlayed on the pictures.
You never know who (or what!) you might see. And this has a few privacy advocates concerned. In response, Google has implemented a face-blur technology that prevents most people from being recognized.

Pretty cool technology.
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1 comment:

Key West the Blog said...

That's pretty cool, technologically speaking, and a cute toy but it makes me wonder why they'd do it in the first place? (and if they're doing it here, they're doing it everywhere)
All the time and money they must have spend gettin' it done might have been better spent on something that would do the world some good.