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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Google Holodeck for Street View
By Tony Ruscoe

Some of you may remember seeing screenshots of a humorous email sent by a Googler requesting a holodeck to be installed in one of the Googleplex buildings.

Perhaps that wasn’t such a joke after all. Anyone attending the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco can try out the Google Street View Holodeck for viewing Google’s street-level photographic imagery in almost 360 degrees.

As the board outside the holodeck explains:


The holodeck began as a tool for Street View engineers to evaluate picture quality. But it’s also a great way to experience other parts of the world.

Over on Search Engine Land, Danny Sullivan has posted more pictures from when he first saw the Holodeck at Google in October last year.

[Photos by Danny Sullivan.]


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