Saturday, 26th May 2007
More New Google Domains: GoogleStreetView.com; Don't Forget PagesJaunes, Mappy Visiocity, and Tools Offering Street Level 360 Degree Views
Some more speculation?
Might street-level imagery that was once offered at A9 (1/2005 - 10/2006) and currently being tested at Microsoft (2/2006)*
coming to Google? These domains were all registered yesterday:
+ googlestreetview.com, .net, .org
+ google-maps-street-view.com, .net, .org
++ Garett Rogers suggests this might be something that will be introduced at at the Where 2.0 conference next week. Note: Rogers is most often right on the money.
Of course, PagesJaunes** continues to provide gorgeous street-level imagery for major cities in France and Spain. This feature has been available for several years.
See Also: Forget Static Street Level Imagery, Check out What Immersive Media is Building: 360-degree views of Surroundings
Super Cool! Immersive Media Demos
See Also: Digital Maps and Imagery: 360 Degree Location Views and Virtual Walks from SuperTour
See Also: 360 Degree Street Level Views From Various European Locations
See Also: CycloMedia
Netherlands-based company offering 360 degree panoramic views. Several demos available.
* The Microsoft test remains only available for central Seattle and San Francisco.
** PagesJuanes (a publicly traded company) also provides the very robust Mappy.com, providing all sorts of cool mapping tools and real time info for Europe and other areas of the World.
They also offer MappyVisiocity (both free and for commercial use). Street-level imagery for 30 European cities, more than 6 million images. Learn more about Visiocity here (4 pages; PDF).
See Also: In 2004, Chris Sherman wrote about MetroBot, a tool that offers an interesting way to virtually browse a specific street