Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Street View Drive Through Madrid

Madrid Drive

Mapperz has produced the first mash-up using the new Street View for Madrid. The mash-up provides driving directions in Madrid with the option to follow the route in Street View. The default route takes you past the Alcalá Gate and alongside the Buen Retiro Park. You can of course enter your own route.

The Mapperz mash-up is based on the Driving Directions with Street View example, created by Thor Mitchell, that Google uses in its demo gallery.

WikiSailing
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
WikiSailing has nothing to do with Street View, or driving directions for that matter, but is a great example of how the new Google Earth browser plug-in can be used to create astounding virtual tours. WikiSailing is a wiki sailing guide that includes a number of coastal tours created with the Google Earth Browser.

In these virtual tours a plane flies along some famous stretches of coast. The viewer can control the speed of the flight and adjust the viewpoint to look left, right or straight ahead. You can ever change from a plane to a helicopter or boat.

So far the wiki has tours of
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3 comments:

Go Street Maps said...

The views from these sites are so advanced that "virtual tours" are par for the course all over the world nowadays. One wonders how much longer the humble travel brochure has left.

André said...

Now wikisailing has moved to www.sea-seek.com . You still have a lot of information about anchorages, dive sites and nice tours in a plane using Google-arth plugin.

Since Google-Earth 5 plugin, you can dive and drive your submarine. As examples along the California coast in the Pioneer Canyon
http://www.sea-seek.com/3d/California?mobile=submarine&site=Pioneer

If you prefer a deeper dive, visit the Mariana trench in a small sub like a shark...
http://www.sea-seek.com/3d/Philippines_sea?mobile=Shark&site=Mariana

In both case use the arrow keys to drive your submarine.

Note that at some depths the sub could disapear. It's a bug of GE already passed to the development team.

ParkSinta said...

It´s funny, but we show up in the first day of Google Car in Madrid, Cibeles, the same picture post in the blog, it´s almost this one...

http://maps.google.es/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=es&q=cibeles&aq=&sll=40.419336,-3.69278&sspn=0.00048,0.003648&ie=UTF8&t=h&layer=c&cbll=40.419166,-3.69279&panoid=aFR-dfnltyMaHxKTsQhKXw&cbp=12,2.39,,0,27.03&rq=1&ev=zo&split=1&radius=0.12&hq=cibeles&hnear=&ll=40.419165,-3.692796&spn=0,0.002626&z=19