Daily Archives: May 29, 2007

Take Another Look: Google Street View

I just read in MacUser, that Google Maps added another cool feature: Street View.

Basically, you enter an intersection or an address as you normally would, and then click “Street View,” and you get a pop-up that shows you a photograph of that intersection, complete with a cardinal axis superimposed over it.

For now, this only works in New York City, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, and Denver. It is really very cool. Here’s a link to a street view of the 5th Avenue Apple Store in NYC.

Enter Exits

I just noticed that Google Maps now shows Interstate exit numbers. This is the one feature of Google Maps I was sorely missing, because I usually prefer to find my own optimal routes rather than relying on the Google’s search engine. I had sent an e-mail some time to suggest they add exit numbers. Other people must have felt the same way for I am sure Google did not add this just for me. Well done Google!