Tag Archives: Google Street View

The Wacky Wonders of Street View

As they say in the oldtimey Noir stories, I have a beef with Neal Agarwal. His new time-stealing website sucked up an hour of my life that I’ll never get back. But I loved it. The Wonders of Street View: … Continue reading

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Around the World in 80 Postcards

Lehel Kovacs is a Budapest-based artist and illustrator who dreamed of traveling around the world. When those travel plans did not pan out, he decided to take a virtual world tour using Google Street View. That inspired the creation of … Continue reading

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Virtual Venice

When it’s overrun by cruise ship passengers and daytrippers, Venice can seem more like an Italian Disney World than the true gem that it is to those who love the city. But if you visit out of season, or just … Continue reading

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Become a Street View Trekker

Google recently kicked off a pilot program to partner with tourism organizations and non-profits to allow third parties to use Street View Trekker camera gear to contribute imagery to Google Maps. Their first partner, the Hawaiian Visitors and Convention Bureau … Continue reading

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Explore The World

Here’s yet another opportunity to squander your valuable time down a web blackhole. The amazingly simple and dangerously addictive website GeoGuessr was creatred by Swedish IT consultant Anton Wallen to torture armchair travelers. Players can challenge themselves by putting their … Continue reading

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Behind The Secret Door

Google Street View has made just about the whole world instantly accessible from our digital devices. We can easily locate not just urban spots, but also mindblowing wild landscapes and the hidden interiors of buildings.  Now the mesmerizing (and time … Continue reading

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Caught Mapping

In this era of Google Maps, Street View, GPS and satnav systems, most of us take the humble road map for granted. We don’t appreciate the complex and tedious work that was involved in the production of accurate road maps … Continue reading

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Street View Ghosts

Media artist/provocateur Paolo Cirio has created a new take on street art using images of unsuspecting people captured by Google Street View. Cirio prints life-size pictures of the unidentified pedestrians and pastes the cut-outs on walls at the exact spots … Continue reading

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Google Street View Trekker

Google Maps Street View feature is a versatile and helpful tool, as well as a major time-waster for anyone with an internet-enabled gadget or computer. Now Google is bringing the Street View technology to parks, recreation areas and the wilderness … Continue reading

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Round the World by Chemin Vert

Rome-based artist/web designer/computer scientist Giacomo Miceli created this beautiful, mind-blowing little video trip across the globe and four seasons. The video titled Chemin Vert uses panoramic frames from Google Street View . There are even better versions of the video … Continue reading

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