Already people are beginning to notice interesting sights and giving tips for the new StreetView imagery found in Google Maps (just announced yesterday at Where 2.0). Someone was quick to point out you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to control the views more interactively in StreetView. If you are zoomed out, you can use the up/down keys to drive forward and backwards. Otherwise the arrow keys let you pan and tilt your view. Also, the imagery is higher resolution in San Francisco than in the other cities. Here are some examples of interesting StreetViews dropped as comments at the GEB in the last 24 hours:
- Googlers posing in front of Googleplex – this was shown at Where yesterday
- Nice legs…
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Lombard Street in San Francisco
- Times Square Yahoo sign
Another thing about the StreetView. This technology is coming from a company called Immersive. This is not the technology Google is rumored to be announcing this week for acquiring 3D building data using the robotic car technology from Stanford.