Jordan historical sites get Street View

Google has just released Street View for more than 30 historical sites in Jordan. Read more about it on the LatLong Blog.

It can be a little difficult to explore the locations in Google Earth. As we have mentioned before, Google Earth has some problems with the blue Street View layer not showing correct coverage at some zoom levels. When you hold the ‘yellow man’ above the map, Google Earth shows blue outlines marking areas with Street View. This is achieved by having a set of blue outline layers with different amounts of detail to be shown depending on what distance you are viewing the earth from. However, it appears that Google either fails to update some of the layers or has a problem with their algorithm for creating it. Although the new Street View in Jordan can be identified from a high altitude the moment you start to zoom in the blue disappears and it can be quite difficult to actually enter the Street View for many of the locations.

An additional problem is that once you are in Street View there are no indications as to the extent of the coverage or where you can navigate, so you just have to click in a direction and see if you can go there.

We therefore recommend exploring the new Street View in Google Maps. If you do prefer Google Earth then we have created some placemarks for a number of the sites to get you started.


Little Petra


Umm Qais Archaeological Site

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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