Google Street View Car

I was on my way to film an interview this morning, on an on-ramp for the freeway, and I happened to look over to the car beside me and see this:

Google Street View Car

I instantly knew what it was and whipped out my camera to take a shot – but for those of you who have no idea, it’s one of the cars that are taking pictures from that rig to make Google Street View! And for those of you who have no idea what it is –

Google Street View is a feature of Google Maps and Google Earth that provides for many streets in the world 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic views from a row of positions along the street (one in every 10 or 20 meters, or so), from a height of about two meters.

Don’t worry, only geeks are really jealous of my sighting of the Google Car!

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One Response to “Google Street View Car”

  1. Cezain Says:

    I saw something on the news about that. They want to integrate that into about every phone there is so people can look up addresses and see the EXACT place as if they’re standing in front of it.

    Google’s extending its reach, I say.