Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I got mapped!

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Google Maps has introduced a new feature today and the web is abuzz with it. "Street View" allows you to see an interactive picture of a location taken from the street level. Previously you could view satellite or aerial pictures of the location you're mapping. Now you can see what the front door looks like.

Earlier today, Lisa and I were looking at an online photo of our front door and I suddenly remembered seeing a strange looking van in our neighborhood a few months ago. It had an boom coming out the top and what I took to be a panoramic camera array.

A few minutes ago it finally struck me: If I saw them then they saw me, too. I mapped the street corner I remember seeing the van on and... there I am!


For a better view just click, here select "street view" and drag the little yellow man icon on top of the green marker. (You'll see.) If you rotate the image, you'll see me walking toward the camera. Crazy.

4 comments:

. . . geeky painter . . . said...

What I don't understand is why Robb looks like he's walking down the street with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth...

Anonymous said...

That is too cool!
You're famous man!

Anonymous said...

Hmm...shades of big brother, eh? All this technology and they can't find osama, what a rip off.

You are looking good, man.


Annalisa and Gary

Music Woman said...

Very Cool Robb! When I tried to look at my street, I didn't have the Street View on my map. Guess they haven't gotten to CT yet :-)

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