Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Instant Transporter

From Thatsaabguy:

ALERT: The link I'm about to reveal to you has been shown to cause loss of productivity, destruction of ample free time, and serious scorn from employers/spouses/schedules everywhere. You have been warned.

This is by far the best and most interesting use I've yet seen for Google Street View. Click on this linky link:

http://web.mit.edu/~jmcmicha/www/globegenie/

and be transported instantly anywhere in the world the Google photo trucks have thus far traveled. Odds are good you'll end up somewhere in the continental United States, as this is where the majority of Street View images have been taken so far, but all seven continents are represented.

It's hard to get an image of the page, so I'll leave it to your imagination...until you hit that link, that is, and find yourself on some lonesome road in the middle of nowhere. Repeatedly. For hours on end. Forgetting to bathe, go to work, or move rooted from your seat in fascination. Hey, don't say I didn't warn ya...

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3 Comments:

At Wednesday, October 27, 2010 , Blogger kashgar216 said...

I had no idea Google Street View was in Africa and China.

 
At Wednesday, October 27, 2010 , Blogger Thatsaabguy said...

I didn't either, isn't that cool??

 
At Friday, October 29, 2010 , Blogger dhkendall said...

Took me 4 tries to get to the US, I landed first in Sweden, then Norway, then Australia.

Neat idea to have it in Antarctica. They should Street View some of the more interesting Antarctic places, like Amundsen-Scott station (and other stations).

 

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