I found out today that Google has finally added Street View to their mapping capabilities! What this means is that instead of looking at streets or photos from above, you can look around at the surroudings from ground level in 360 degrees.
I’m glad that Google has kept our sleepy town of Perth up to date in its maps. I remember being all excited when they finally added Australia as a satellite view, then the maps itself. It’s almost a recognition that Perth still counts 🙂
For Perth, Google obviously spent a lot of time driving through every street, photographing it with their special vehicles equipped with mounted cameras and GPS. Here’s a shot of the new interface with the view from Kings Park.
One cool thing about this is that you can grab the picture and just drag it around to “look around”.
I then spent the next 10 minutes going to my house, my parent’s house, the kids school, work trying to see if I or my car was in any of the photos.. unfortunately not 😦
Access Google Maps here: http://maps.google.com.au/