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Friday, August 28, 2009

Google Lets You Jump From a Location to Its Street View

Locations on Google Maps, like restaurants, may now show a direct link to their Street View imagery. Inside Street View, you will then see one of the red markers placed at the location to help you. (Well, the marker may also be missing due to erronous positioning: when I tried this with the Jaiya Thai Restaurant in New York, I was placed at the side exit or so of the building, and the marker was not in sight – it was around the corner, at the restaurant’s front.*)

*Compare the type of pictures a Google car sometimes makes with the type of photos included in a restaurant’s self representation.

[Thanks Mbegin, via Google.]


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