Street View in Google Maps

Google launched the Street View feature in Google Maps at the Where 2.0 conference.  You can now view street-level panoramic photography as you browse around a map location (for certain cities). It’s like being able to take a virtual driving tour of a city, right from your desk.There is a little minifig that you can drag around the map. When you release it, a small flash application is overlayed above the map which displays the panoramic photo for that location.

Fabian K. notes that Google has been using GeoIP lookups quite frequently to restrict beta features to specific locales and the street view feature is no exception. If you are outside the US, you can enable street view by adding a &gl=us to the end of the url. You’ll still only be able to view the handful of cities that have pano-image data, but you can at least get a glipse for what’s coming.

The cities that are currently included are; Denver, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

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