Friday, January 23, 2009

Street View for Central Europe (Kind of)


Romanian website Norc have launched a Street View type service for five European countries. It is possible to use Norc to virtually walk around a number of major European cities, including Vienna, Prague, Bucharest and Warsaw that are not yet covered by Google Maps own Street View.

Norc's Street View type service is itself built on top of Google Maps. In essence Norc provides a huge number of interactive panoramic images that are mapped to a real world location. Each image then contains links to surrounding panoramas, which enables the user to virtually walk around a city.

Here is Norc's current coverage:
  • Austria: Wien
  • Czech Republic: Prague, Brno
  • Poland: Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw
  • Slovakia: Bratislava, Trnava, Kosice, Banska-Bystrica, Zilina, Nitr
  • Romania: Bucureşti, Ploieşti, Constanţa, Braşov, Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara, Iaşi, Sibiu, Piteşti, Târgovişte
Via: Google System

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