Google Maps for Android adds Street View images in navigation to show your turns

 Google Maps has quietly rolled out a new feature that will make it easier for you to see where you need to go when using turn-by-turn navigation: integrated Street View images on the directions screen. While the app has always allowed you to see an overview of the upcoming turns and distance between them, the new feature introduces an option to tap to see the associated Street View imagery… Read More

Matterport partners with Google to bring 3D Street View perspectives indoors

 When you’re looking at moving into a new space, Street View is often a useful tool to get the general vibe of the area but it’s almost impossible to really tell what spaces look like indoors without physically being there. Today, users clicking through locations on Google Street View will start seeing quite a bit more houses and businesses pop up that they can actually jump into… Read More

Google Maps updates Street View rendering and controls

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 10.11.49 AM Google has detailed a slew of updates over at its Developers Blog aimed at making Street View rendering less crummy, courtesy of some tweaks to the Maps JavaScript API. Among the resulting improvements are smoother transitions from place to place, thanks to more frames and better loading animations, as the system has switched from repeating old images, which resulted in a stuttering effect to… Read More

Google brings the Iditarod to Street View

IMG_0521 Alaska is home to one of the toughest endurance events in the world: the Iditarod — a 1000+ mile dog sled race across the vast wilderness that is the U.S.’s northernmost state. Most of us will never get to see this race in person (or participate in it), but you can now experience a part of the race with the help of Google Street View. Last year, Google put its Street View Trekker on… Read More

Experience Street View In Virtual Reality With Google Cardboard

image00 (1) A lot of us chuckled when we saw Google Cardboard for the first time, but it’s actually quite genius. Google shared today that its virtual reality experience Google Cardboard is now available in 39 languages and over 100 countries for both Android and iOS. The developer docs are now in 10 languages, to make the VR experience even more worldwide. The 15 million installs of Cardboard apps… Read More

Google’s New Street View App Less You Browse 360-Degree Imagery, Share Your Own Panoramic Photos

SVapp (1) It’s no “street view for cats,” but Google’s newly launched Street View mobile app does promise to make it easier to explore Google Map’s immersive, 360-degree imagery as well as contribute your own photos to improve the overall Google Maps experience. The app, which is actually an update and rebrand of Google’s older “Photo Sphere Camera”… Read More

Google Maps Now Lets You Scale Yosemite’s El Capitan Mountain

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 9.15.36 AM El Capitan is already something I associate almost by default with Mac OS X, but it was a real mountain before that – millions of years before Apple previewed OS X 10.11, in fact, though it only got its name in 1851. Anyways, it’s the real mountain, not the Apple operating system, that Google now lets you virtually climb in Google Maps with its first ever vertical Street View… Read More

Google Street View Now Lets You Explore The Amazon Jungle Via Zip-Line

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 8.21.12 AM If you’ve ever fancied flying through the Amazon jungle, then there’s good news because Google’s got your back. Virtually speaking. Read More

Google Turned A Camel Into A Street View Car To Map The Liwa Desert

trekker-camel-desert Google took to the sands to expand its globe-spanning Street View imagery, using its Trekker camera pack modified and mounted to an actual camel’s hump to capture photos from the Liwa Desert, a pristine wonderland straight out of fantasy tales in the United Arab Emirates. The use of camels was meant to avoid having any kind of impact on the surrounding environment, which has played home… Read More

Google Launches Street View Imagery For All 12 World Cup Stadiums In Brazil

png;base645ff88b180167aa2b The first game of the 2014 soccer football World Cup in Brazil is scheduled to kick off a week from now and — in what’s slowly becoming a tradition around major sports events — Google today released Street View imagery of all 12 World Cup stadiums. In addition to the stadiums themselves, Google also took its cameras to the areas around the venues, as well as numerous other… Read More
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