Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Sites Add Google Maps Street View

Two areas that Google Maps Street View can give web visitors an enhanced user experience is in real-estate and hotel search. When you are looking at potential houses on-line or you are searching for a hotel it is obviously very useful to be able to scope out locations with street view.

Zillow.com
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Zillow.com is an on-line real estate service with close to 3 million listings in the US. Now Zillow have added Google Maps Street View to every home details page in the areas covered by Street View.

Viewing the Street View of a listing not only means that you get a view of the property but you get a great sense of its location. You can see the view from the property and you can virtually explore the neighbourhood.

NYC.com
screen shot of NYC.com
NYC.com have added interactive Street Views to its attractions, events, hotels and business listings.

Visitors to NYC.com can now view hotels before booking. They can also virtually stroll around neighbourhoods for restaurants, stores and famous landmarks before deciding where to stay.

Update

NYC Bike Maps have also added street view to their bike maps of New York.

Immobilio
French real-estate search engine Immobilio is the first European site to add Google street view.

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