Street View

Street Slide: Coming Soon to Bing?

Systems such as Google Street View and Bing Maps Streetside enable users to virtually visit cities by navigating between immersive 360° panoramas, or bubbles. The discrete moves from bubble to bubble enabled in these systems do not provide a good visual sense of a larger aggregate such as a whole…

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Adverts in Street View – Could be Video?

We noted last week via Gizmodo that Google has Google’s filed a patent entitled “Claiming Real Estate in Panoramic or 3D Mapping Environments for Advertising,” which in short allows them to paste media (adverts) onto the images. Its interesting how the mouse in Street View follows the 3D space, we…

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MapJack – Sneak Peak at Flash Street View (Beta)

After our side by side comparasion of MapJack, Everyscape and Google’s Street View a couple of days ago the people behind MapJack have been in touch with regards a new beta version running in flash. Screen grabbed above the new version, planned to preview next week, is an interesting take…

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EveryScape – Better than Google Street View (?)

Google Street View launched only a few weeks ago and now there is a new contender on the block in the shape of EveryScape. Using a different camera system Everyscape allows a full 360×180 field of view as well as the placement of those all important hotlinks (thus advertising revenue)…

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Google Street View Image Glitches

As we mentioned in our post ‘Google Street View – A Closer Look‘ the technology is subject to the cameras going out of alignment. This, combined with image flare, can create errors in the scene and a Flickr user by the name of Stallio has been grabbing screen shots to…

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Google Street View – A Closer Look

As we posted a couple of days ago Google have added panoramas to their Google Maps services with the launch of Street View. Currently available for Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Miami, Denver and New York new areas will be added over the coming months. The YouTube movie below from Google…

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